Optical Coherence Tomography Doppler Vibrometry Measurement of Stapes Vibration in Patients With Stapes Fixation and Normal Controls.

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Ears with otosclerotic stapes fixation will exhibit lower-than-normal levels of ossicular mobility as measured by Optical Coherence Tomography Doppler Vibrometry (OCT-DV).OCT-DV measures the vibration of middle ear structures in response […]

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Age-Dependent Psychological Factors Influencing the Outcome of Cochlear Implantation in Elderly Patients.

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Increasing number of older adults undergo cochlear implantation (CI). Accumulating evidence implicates that the outcome of implantation may not only depend on physical and psychological health status of patients but […]

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Efficacy of Auditory Implants for Patients With Conductive and Mixed Hearing Loss Depends on Implant Center.

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Although from a technological point of view, progress is impressive, most implantable hearing devices for conductive or mixed hearing loss have a limited capacity. These devices all bypass the impaired […]

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Sitting Up Vertigo. Proposed Variant of Posterior Canal Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.

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To describe a variant of posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).Retrospective case review.Tertiary referral center.Fifteen patients with symptoms of BPPV and oculomotor evidence of activation of posterior semicircular canal […]

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The Prevalence of Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence in Patients With Mastoid Encephalocele or Cerebrospinal Fluid Otorrhea.

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To evaluate the association between mastoid encephalocele or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) otorrhea and concurrent superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SSCD).Retrospective case-control study with chart and imaging review.University-affiliated tertiary referral center.A chart […]

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Long-term Benefit of Unilateral Cochlear Implantation on Quality of Life and Speech Perception in Bilaterally Deafened Patients.

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Cochlear implantation (CI) is a common treatment modality for unilaterally and bilaterally deafened patients as well as patients with severe to profound hearing loss. The aim of our study is […]

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Safety and Effectiveness of Cochlear Implantation of Young Children, Including Those With Complicating Conditions.

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Determine safety and effectiveness of cochlear implantation of children under age 37 months, including below age 12 months.Retrospective review.Tertiary care children’s medical center.219 children implanted before age 37 mos; 39 implanted […]

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Determining the Sample Size for Future Trials of Hearing Instruments for Unilaterally Deaf Adults: An Application of Network Meta-analysis.

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Previous trials have compared the efficacy of hearing instruments to no intervention in adults with single-sided deafness (SSD) or the relative efficacy of different instruments. Network meta-analysis (NMA) was used […]

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Influence of Selection Bias in Survey Studies Derived From a Patient-Focused Organization: A Comparison of Response Data From a Single Tertiary Care Center and the Acoustic Neuroma Association.

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The Acoustic Neuroma Association (ANA) is a national, nonprofit organization, focused on the education and support of patients with vestibular schwannoma (VS). The aim of the present study is to […]

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Cochlear Implantation in Patients With Neurofibromatosis Type 2.

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To describe cochlear implantation (CI) outcomes in patients with neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2).Retrospective case series.A multidisciplinary NF2 clinic at a university hospital.Patients with NF2 who underwent CI.Pre- and postimplantation audiometric […]

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Superior Canal Dehiscence Surgery Outcomes Following Failed Round Window Surgery.

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Round window (RW) occlusion or reinforcement is a less-invasive option compared with direct repair approaches to improve symptoms of superior canal dehiscence (SCD) syndrome. However, RW surgery is associated with […]

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Preservation of Residual Hearing After Cochlear Implant Surgery With Deep Insertion Electrode Arrays.

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To evaluate the hearing preservation (HP) in cochlear implant (CI) recipients who did not fulfill the criteria for electric acoustic stimulation (EAS).Prospective study SETTING:: Tertiary academic hospital.Adults undergoing CI with […]

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Video Head Impulse Test in Vestibular Schwannoma: Relevance of Size and Cystic Component on Vestibular Impairment.

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Tumor factors that influence vestibular function in vestibular schwannoma (VS) have not been properly described. We evaluated whether cystic VSs have different vestibular function than solid VS. Tumor size on […]

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Direction-Changing Positional Nystagmus in Acute Otitis Media Complicated by Serous Labyrinthitis: New Insights into Positional Nystagmus.

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To demonstrate characteristic nystagmus findings in acute otitis media (AOM) complicated by serous labyrinthitis and discuss the mechanism of direction-changing positional nystagmus (DCPN) in this condition.A patient with AOM complicated […]

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For Whom the Bell’s Toll: Recurrent Facial Nerve Paralysis, A Retrospective Study and Systematic Review of the Literature.

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To examine the etiology, clinical course, and management of recurrent peripheral facial nerve paralysis.Retrospective review at a single tertiary academic center and systematic review of the literature. Clinical presentation, laboratory […]

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Measuring Mental Stress During Otologic Surgery Using Heart Rate Variability Analysis.

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Healthy individuals have significant beat-to-beat variability in heart rate, and this variability decreases with mental stress. We aim to use heart rate variability (HRV) to objectively compare mental stress levels […]

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The Clinical Outcomes After Intratympanic Gentamicin Injection to Treat Menière’s Disease: A Meta-analysis.

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In recent decades, intratympanic gentamicin (ITG) has increasingly been used to treat intractable Menière’s disease (MD). We performed a meta-analysis of pooled clinical outcomes, exploring whether ITG was effective and […]

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Clinical Features of Ears With Otosclerosis and Endolymphatic Hydrops.

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Endolymphatic hydrops (EH) has been reported in ears with otosclerosis. The objective of this study was to investigate the clinical features of ears with otosclerosis and EH on magnetic resonance […]

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Width of Patulous Eustachian Tube: Comparison of Assessment by Sonotubometry and Tubo-tympano-aerography.

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To assess the accuracy of tubo-tympano-aerodynamic-graphy (TTAG) in the estimation of morphological severity of patulous Eustachian tube (PET), and to compare the results with that of sonotubometry in clinical cases […]

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Association Between Stress and Tinnitus-New Aspects.

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: This contribution focuses on the relationship between stress and tinnitus. While the causal and directional pathways between these constructs continue to remain unclear, this paper uses an allostasis-based framework […]

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Assessment of Cochlear Implant Revision Surgeries in a Cohort of 802 Patients.

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To assess the etiology, demographics, rates and outcomes of revision surgeries, and device survival rates after cochlear implantation.Retrospective case review.Tertiary Otology & Neurotology center.Cochlear implantees who received revision surgeries after […]

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Long-Term Follow-Up of Intratympanic Methylprednisolone Versus Gentamicin in Patients With Unilateral Menière’s Disease.

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To determine whether long term (>48 months) symptomatic vertigo control is sustained in patients with Menière’s disease from a previous comparative trial of intratympanic methylprednisolone versus gentamicin, and if the […]

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Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Children: Clinical Characteristics, Etiology, Treatment Outcomes, and Prognostic Factors.

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To investigate the clinical characteristics, etiology, treatment outcomes, and prognostic factors of sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) in children to guide the clinical diagnosis and treatment of SSNHL in the […]

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How Do We Know That Our Patients Have Benefitted From Our ENT/Audiological Interventions? Presented at the Annual Meeting of ADANO 2016 in Berlin.

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: This short review article gives an introduction to some of the fundamental concepts and challenges facing measurement in hearing healthcare practice and research. The impact of hearing loss almost […]

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First Implant-Induced Changes in Rostral Brainstem Impair Second Implant Outcomes in Sequential Bilateral Cochlear Implant Children With Long Inter-Implant Delay.

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Long-term unilateral use of a cochlear implant (CI) induces abnormal maturation of the rostral brainstem innervating the contralateral ear.In sequential bilateral CI children with long inter-implant delay, both sides of […]

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Surgical Outcomes on Hearing and Vestibular Symptoms in Barotraumatic Perilymphatic Fistula.

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To analyze surgical results on hearing and vestibular symptoms in patients with barotraumatic perilymphatic fistula (PLF) according to diagnostic criteria.A total of 39 patients (41 ears) who underwent surgery on […]

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Changes of Electrocochleographic Responses During Cochlear Implantation Presented at the Annual Meeting of ADANO 2016 in Berlin.

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To assess by electrocochleography (ECoG) at which times during cochlear implantation changes of cochlear function occur.Tone bursts with a frequency of 500 or 750 Hz were used as acoustic stimuli. The […]

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Cochlear Implantation in Patients With Single-sided Deafness After the Translabyrinthine Resection of the Vestibular Schwannoma-Presented at the Annual Meeting of ADANO 2016 in Berlin.

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To evaluate effectiveness of the cochlear implant (CI) to facilitate single-sided deafness (SSD) rehabilitation following translabyrinthine resection of the vestibular schwannoma.Retrospective patient review.Single center, University hospital.Patients with SSD who underwent […]

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Risk Factors Associated With Mortality in Patients With Otogenic Brain Abscess.

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Otogenic brain abscess is a well-recognized clinical condition that describes brain abscess secondary to an ear infection or mastoiditis. Current evidence remains limited on risk factors associated with mortality as […]

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Risk Factors for Tinnitus in 37,692 Patients Followed in General Practices in Germany.

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Tinnitus is frequently associated with a major hearing handicap, which has a significant impact on the quality of life of patients.The goal was to analyze risk factors for tinnitus in […]

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