Low Thyroid-stimulating Hormone Levels Are Associated With Annoying Tinnitus in Adult Women: Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys.

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This study aimed to investigate the relationship between thyroid function and tinnitus.A cross-sectional study.The Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2013 was used.A total of 1,165 participants ≥ […]

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Clinical Performance Assessment of a New Active Osseointegrated Implant System in Mixed Hearing Loss: Results From a Prospective Clinical Investigation.

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Evaluation of a new active osseointegrated bone-conduction hearing implant in moderate to severe mixed-hearing loss.Prospective observational study of a series of cases.Tertial referral center.Twenty patients with moderate mixed-hearing loss were […]

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Middle Cranial Fossa Approach to Repair Tegmen Dehiscence Using Self-setting Calcium Phosphate Cement: A Retrospective Case Review.

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To review the outcomes of repairing tegmen dehiscence using the middle cranial fossa approach with a self-setting bone cement.Retrospective case series.Two academic tertiary hospitals.All patients presenting for surgical repair of […]

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Cochlear Duct Length Calculation: Comparison Between Using Otoplan and Curved Multiplanar Reconstruction in Nonmalformed Cochlea.

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To describe a new method to measure the cochlear parameters using Otoplan software, and to compare it with the traditional method using curved multiplanar reconstruction (cMPR).Retrospective analysis using internal consistency […]

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Objective Vestibular Test Battery and Patient Reported Outcomes in Cochlear Implant Recipients.

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Cochlear implantation (CI) may have undesired effects on the vestibular apparatus. However, the literature holds no consensus on vestibular affection and the testing tools applied to test for vestibular dysfunction […]

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Cochlear Implant Fixation Techniques: A Systematic Review of the Literature.

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Given the lack of consensus on fixation techniques of the cochlear implant, this review aims to create an up-to-date overview of intra- and postoperative complications, focusing on migration of the […]

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Perioperative Nimodipine to Improve Cranial Nerve Function: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

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Nimodipine has emerged as a promising strategy for protection of cranial nerves following vestibular schwannoma (VS) resections. Our goal was to conduct a comprehensive analysis of clinical studies to determine […]

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Cochlear Implantation in NF2 Patients Without Intracochlear Schwannoma Removal.

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To determine if cochlear implantation without removal of inner ear schwannomas (IES) is an effective treatment option for Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) patients. To determine how the presence of an intracochlear […]

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Predictors of Fibrotic and Bone Tissue Formation With 3-D Reconstructions of Post-Implantation Human Temporal Bones.

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Years of implantation, surgical insertion approach, and electrode length will impact the volume of new tissue formation secondary to cochlear implantation.New tissue formation, fibrosis, and osteoneogenesis after cochlear implantation have […]

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Comparative Performance of Lateral Wall and Perimodiolar Cochlear Implant Arrays.

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The physical shape of cochlear implant (CI) arrays may impact hearing outcomes. The goal of this study was to compare post-operative speech and melody perception between patients with lateral wall […]

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Predictors of Postoperative Complications in Vestibular Schwannoma Surgery-A Population-Based Study.

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To investigate preoperative patient demographics and comorbidities in relation with postsurgical complications following vestibular schwannoma surgery.Retrospective population-based cohort study.All hospitals in the Canadian province of Ontario.This study includes 1,456 patients […]

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Comparison of Cochlear Implant Device Fixation-Well Drilling Versus Subperiosteal Pocket. A Cost Effectiveness, Case-Control Study.

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To compare surgical characteristics and complications between well drilling (WD) and subperiosteal pocket techniques (SPT) for receiver/stimulator (R/S) fixation of cochlear implant (CI), and conduct cost-effectiveness analysis.Retrospective clinical study, decision-analysis […]

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Prevalence of Surgical, Anesthetic, and Device-related Complications Among Infants Implanted Before 9 and 12 Months of Age Versus Older Children: Evidence for the Continued Expansion of Pediatric Cochlear Implant Candidacy Criteria.

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To compare the prevalence of surgical, anesthetic, and device-related complications among infants and older children receiving cochlear implantation (CI).Retrospective chart review.Tertiary academic referral center.Pediatric patients who underwent CI from November […]

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CT Assessment of Otic Capsule Bone Density in Paget’s Disease of the Temporal Bone and Its Relationship With Hearing Loss.

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To study computed tomography findings in Paget’s disease of temporal bone (PDTB) and analyze the relations between otic capsule bone mineral density values measured in Hounsfield Units (HU) and hearing […]

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Radiological and Audiological Outcomes of the LISTENT LCI-20PI Cochlear Implant Device.

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To study the surgical results, intracochlear position of the electrode array (EA) and auditory performance of the LISTENT LCI-20PI cochlear implant device, and daily use status at 3 years.A retrospective […]

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Comparison of Medial Underlay and Lateral Underlay Endoscopic Type I Tympanoplasty for Anterior Perforations of the Tympanic Membrane.

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To compare the outcomes of medial and lateral underlay endoscopic type I tympanoplasty for anterior tympanic membrane (TM) perforations.Retrospective chart review.Tertiary care academic referral center.Patients who were diagnosed with either […]

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Does Sinusitis Affect Lateralization of a Tuning Fork Weber Test?

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To describe the effect of sinusitis on Weber test lateralization which normally lateralizes toward the ear of a conductive hearing loss and away from the ear of a sensorineural hearing […]

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Predicting Schwannoma Growth in a Tumor Model Using Targeted Imaging.

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Vestibular schwannoma (VS) is a common pathology encountered in neurotology clinics. Many patients are observed with a “wait and scan” approach. Previous efforts to determine radiographic indicators of future growth […]

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A Novel Capacitive Cochlear Implant Electrode Array Sensing System to Discriminate Failure Patterns.

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The research is to propose a sensing system to ensure the electrode array being correctly placed inside the cochlea. Instead of applying extra sensors to the array, the capacitive information […]

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Adaptation of the Standardized Hearing Outcomes Scattergram to Hearing Preservation in Cochlear Implantation.

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Encourage adaptation of a standardized format for reporting hearing preservation outcomes in cochlear implantation (CI).Retrospective chart review.Tertiary referral center.One hundred seventy-eight postlingually deafened adults with bilateral SNHL and a preoperative […]

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Arabic Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Validation of Health-Related Quality of Life Measures for Chronic Otitis Media (COMQ-12).

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Our study aimed to translate the chronic otitis media questionnaire-12 (COMQ-12) into the Arabic language, evaluate the internal consistency of the test and test-retest reliability, and validate the adaptation for […]

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Audiometric Pattern in Moderate and Severe Tympanic Membrane Retraction.

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To evaluate the audiometric pattern in moderate/severe retractions of the tympanic membrane and correlate it with the severity of the otoscopy findings.Cross-sectional study.Tertiary hospital.Consecutive patients with moderate or severe tympanic […]

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Can a Self-report Measure Be Used to Assess Cognitive Skills in Adults With Hearing Loss?

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Adult cochlear implant candidates would self-report their executive functioning abilities as poorer than normal-hearing peers. These executive function abilities would correlate with laboratory-based cognitive tests. Lastly, executive functioning (EF) abilities […]

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Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease With Long-Term Follow-Up on Auditory Neuropathy-After Cochlear Implantation Or Hearing Aid Use.

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To study the pathophysiology of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) with auditory neuropathy (AN) and to follow up cochlear implant or hearing aid use over the long term.Clinical capsule report.Two adult CMT […]

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Comparison of Speech Recognition With an Organ of Corti Versus Spiral Ganglion Frequency-to-Place Function in Place-Based Mapping of Cochlear Implant and Electric-Acoustic Stimulation Devices.

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To compare acute speech recognition with a cochlear implant (CI) alone or electric-acoustic stimulation (EAS) device for place-based maps calculated with an organ of Corti (OC) versus a spiral ganglion […]

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Cost-utility Analysis of Cochlear Implantation in Adults With Single-sided Deafness: Austrian and German Perspective.

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Single-sided deafness (SSD) is associated with a loss of binaural hearing. Major limitations of such patients are poor speech understanding in noisy environments and a lack of spatial hearing. To […]

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Petrous Apex Cephaloceles: Radiology Features and Surgical Management of a Rare Entity.

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To characterize the radiologic findings of petrous apex cephalocele (PAC) in a patient cohort, and report the surgical management for three symptomatic PAC patients and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak via […]

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Predictors of Postoperative Electrode Deactivation Among Adult Cochlear Implantees.

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To characterize postoperative electrode functionality after adult cochlear implantation; to identify rationale and risk factors for electrode deactivation.Retrospective Chart Review.Academic Cochlear Implant Center.Five hundred nineteen cochlear implants in 433 adult […]

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Prevalence of Otological Disease in Turner Syndrome: A Systematic Review.

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Girls and women with Turner syndrome (TS) present with multiple ear and hearing problems, ranging from external morphologic abnormalities to sensorineural or conductive hearing loss. The exact pathophysiology behind these […]

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Rising Resonance Frequency Is the Sole Sign of Early Middle Ear Disease in Children With Adenoid Hypertrophy.

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The present study seeks to estimate the potential of multifrequency tympanometry in the diagnosis of primal otologic disorder in children with adenoid hypertrophy (AH).Prospective observational study.Tertiary pediatric institution.One hundred thirty-one […]

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