While COVID-19 symptoms impact rhinology (anosmia) and laryngology (airways), two major disciplines of the otolaryngology armamentarium, the virus has seemed to spare the auditory system. A recent study, however, reported […]» Read more
Clinical Implementation of Second-generation Minimally Invasive Image-guided Cochlear Implantation Surgery.
Minimally invasive, image-guided cochlear implantation (CI) surgery consists of drilling a precise tunnel from the surface of the mastoid cortex through the facial recess to target the scala tympani. In […]» Read more
Cost-Utility Analysis of Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Adults With Severe to Profound Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Poland.
The aim of the study was to develop a Markov model and apply it for the evaluation of three different treatment scenarios for adult patients with severe to profound bilateral […]» Read more
Endoscopic Transcanal Push-Trough Myringoplasty for Different Types of Tympanic Membrane Perforations.
This study aims to explore the feasibility of endoscopic transcanal push-trough myringoplasty (ETPM) for all types of tympanic membrane perforations (TMPs), and compare the outcomes with those of endoscopic type […]» Read more
To assess otology and neurotology authorship by gender, subject, and country of origin from 2000 to 2019.Retrospective review of otology and neurotology publications in 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, and 2019 […]» Read more
Highlight the importance of establishing a differential diagnosis to identify and treat multiple origins of dizziness in a patient following traumatic brain injury (TBI).73-year-old man with TBI and temporal bone […]» Read more
To determine if there is an association between tobacco use and the development of postoperative skin reactions in patients undergoing percutaneous osseointegrated auditory implant (pOAI) surgery.Single surgeon retrospective cohort study.Academic […]» Read more
Thanks to the advantages of hearing-in-noise and spatial orientation, currently bilateral cochlear implantation (CI) became popular for patients with profound hearing loss. The aim of this study was to investigate […]» Read more
Vitiligo is a disease that is characterized by a deficit of functional melanocytes all over the body including the inner ear.To study the effect of the reduction of melanocytes on […]» Read more
Stapedotomy is an effective treatment for conductive hearing loss associated with otosclerosis. However, the procedure, especially using the endoscopic technique requires extensive training and experience for optimal results. Due to […]» Read more
Clinical Significance of Middle Cerebellar Peduncle Ischemia After Translabyrinthine Vestibular Schwannoma Resection.
To assess clinical symptoms, signs, and radiographic evolution of middle cerebellar peduncle (MCP) diffusion restriction (DR) abnormalities following vestibular schwannoma (VS) resection.Retrospective chart and imaging review.Tertiary-referral neurotology and neurosurgery practice.All […]» Read more
Delayed Facial Palsy After Resection of Vestibular Schwannoma: An Analysis of Long-term Facial Nerve Outcomes.
1) Identify clinical factors associated with delayed facial palsy (DFP) after microsurgical resection of vestibular schwannoma. 2) Determine whether DFP predicts worse facial nerve (FN) outcomes.Adult patients (≥18 yrs) who underwent […]» Read more
Evidence of Cochlear Synaptopathy and the Effect of Systemic Steroid in Acute Idiopathic Tinnitus with Normal Hearing.
To evaluate the electrophysiologic evidence of cochlear synaptopathy and the effects of systemic steroids in acute idiopathic tinnitus with normal hearing.Retrospective review of medical data.Tertiary referral center.Fifty-nine patients who experienced […]» Read more
Assessment of Frequency-Place Mismatch by Flat-Panel CT and Correlation With Cochlear Implant Performance.
To calculate the frequency allocation mismatch in a group of very selected cochlear implant (CI) recipients and to contrast it with the speech perception performances.Cross-sectional observational prospective study.Tertiary Audiological Department, […]» Read more
To compare the current metrics used in adult cochlear implant candidacy evaluations for consistency and applicability, and to make a recommendation for an updated assessment battery.Prospective, multicenter, within-subject clinical trial.North […]» Read more
To create and validate a Spanish sentence test for evaluation of speech understanding of Spanish-speaking listeners with hearing loss or cochlear implants (CI).Two thousand sentences were recorded from two male […]» Read more
The default mapping procedure for electric-acoustic stimulation (EAS) devices uses the cochlear implant recipient’s unaided detection thresholds in the implanted ear to derive the acoustic settings and assign the lowest […]» Read more
Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct: Hearing Progression and Cochlear Implant Candidacy in Pediatric Patients.
Investigate the rate of hearing loss progression and incidence of cochlear implant candidacy in children with enlarged vestibular aqueduct (EVA).EVA is the most common congenital malformation of the inner ear, […]» Read more
Virtual reality (VR) simulation is an established option for temporal bone surgical training. Most VR simulators are based on computed tomography imaging, whereas the Visible Ear Simulator (VES) is based […]» Read more
Principles of Executive Functioning Interventions for Children With Cochlear Implants: Guidance From Research Findings and Clinical Experience.
: Children with cochlear implants (CIs) are at risk for experiencing deficits in the development of neurocognitive processes known as executive functions (EF). Such deficits likely arise as a consequence […]» Read more
To review the current state of knowledge about the influence of specific genetic mutations that cause sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) on cochlear implant (CI) functional outcomes, and how this knowledge […]» Read more
The Actual Incidence and Types of Hearing Losses in Bullous Myringitis: Case Series and Systematic Review.
To calculate the incidence of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL; pure or as part of a mixed hearing loss, MHL) among bullous myringitis (BM) patients with a coexisting HL to assess […]» Read more
The Effect of Ultra-slow Velocities on Insertion Forces: A Study Using a Highly Flexible Straight Electrode Array.
The present study sought to 1) characterize insertion forces resulting from a flexible straight electrode array (EA) inserted at slow and ultra-slow insertion velocities, and 2) evaluate if ultra-slow velocities […]» Read more
To 1) describe changes in the electrical stapedial reflex threshold (eSRT), within and across patients over time and 2) to identify the clinical relationship between eSRT and an individual’s upper […]» Read more
Prussak’s space (PS) is an intricate middle ear region which may play an essential role in the development of middle ear disease. The three-dimensional (3D) anatomy of the human PS […]» Read more
Combined Electric and Acoustic Stimulation (EAS) in Children: Investigating Benefit Afforded by Bilateral Versus Unilateral Acoustic Hearing.
Electric and acoustic stimulation (EAS) with preserved hearing in the implanted ear provides benefit for speech understanding, spatial hearing, and quality of life in adults. However, there is limited research […]» Read more
Pneumatoceles of the temporal bone are rare entities. A symptomatic external auditory canal pneumatocele repaired endoscopically is demonstrated.A 79-year-old man presented with fluctuating hearing loss and difficulty wearing in-ear hearing […]» Read more
Identification of a Novel Copy Number Variation of EYA4 Causing Autosomal Dominant Non-Syndromic Hearing Loss.
Eyes absent 4 (EYA4) is the causative gene of autosomal dominant non-syndromic hereditary hearing loss, DFNA10. We aimed to identify a copy number variation of EYA4 in a non-syndromic sensory […]» Read more
Initial Hearing Preservation Is Correlated With Cochlear Duct Length in Fully-inserted Long Flexible Lateral Wall Arrays.
To characterize the relationship between cochlear duct length (CDL) and initial hearing preservation among cochlear implant recipients of a fully inserted 31.5 mm flexible lateral wall electrode array.Retrospective review.Tertiary academic referral […]» Read more
Magnetic Steering of Robotically Inserted Lateral-wall Cochlear-implant Electrode Arrays Reduces Forces on the Basilar Membrane In Vitro.
Undesirable forces applied to the basilar membrane during surgical insertion of lateral-wall cochlear-implant electrode arrays (EAs) can be reduced via robotic insertion with magnetic steering of the EA tip.Robotic insertion […]» Read more