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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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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Pediatric Bilateral Cochlear Implantation: Simultaneous Versus Sequential Surgery.

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To compare outcomes of bilateral cochlear implantation between simultaneous and sequential surgeries.Retrospective study of surgical outcome for 54 children who received bilateral cochlear implants (CIs) over a five-year period.Tertiary health […]

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Cochlear Implant Receiver-Stimulator Migration Using the Subperiosteal Pocket Technique: Objective Measurements of Early and Late Positioning.

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Current clinical practice for fixation of the cochlear implant receiver-stimulator (RS) may not follow recommended manufacturer’s guidelines. We investigated short- and long-term RS migration using a subperiosteal pocket technique via […]

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Training of Speech Perception in Noise in Pre-Lingual Hearing Impaired Adults With Cochlear Implants Compared With Normal Hearing Adults.

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Speech perception in noise remains a significant challenge for cochlear implant (CI) users in everyday life. It has been argued that training to use the information provided by the CI […]

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Bilateral Cochlear Implants Using Two Electrode Lengths in Infants With Profound Deafness.

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The goal of this investigation was to determine if a short electrode in one ear and standard electrode in the contralateral ear could be an option for infants with congenital […]

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Mobile Internet Telephony Improves Speech Intelligibility and Quality for Cochlear Implant Recipients.

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The objective of this study was to investigate the benefit of mobile Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) over conventional mobile phone calls (Global System for Mobile Communications, GSM) on speech […]

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Remote Programming of Cochlear Implants.

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This study investigated the safety and efficacy of remote programming of cochlear implants.Single-subject design SETTING:: Four North American clinical sites PATIENTS:: Forty cochlear implant recipients aged 12 years or older […]

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Three-Year Clinical and Audiological Outcomes of Percutaneous Implants for Bone Conduction Devices: Comparison Between Tissue Preservation Technique and Tissue Reduction Technique.

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To evaluate the three-year clinical and audiological outcomes of soft-tissue preservation compared to soft-tissue reduction in linear incision surgery for percutaneous implant for bone conduction (BC) devices.Twenty-five patients (25 implants) […]

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Coexistent Vestibular Schwannoma and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: Recognition and Infection Control.

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We describe the first known case of coexistent vestibular schwannoma (VS) and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). Our objectives are to use this case as a general lesson for the subspecialist otolaryngologist […]

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Surgical Experience and Early Outcomes With a Slim Perimodiolar Electrode.

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In 2016 the Cochlear CI532 received FDA approval and has since been the primary full-length electrode from this manufacturer implanted at our center. Our experience to date including surgical technique […]

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Clinical Validity of Quantified Visually Enhanced Vestibulo-ocular Reflex Test to Detect Horizontal Semicircular Canal Hypofunction.

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To investigate the clinical validity of the mathematical measured VVOR test results to detect horizontal semicircular canal hypofunction.Prospective, nonrandomized, observational study.Tertiary referral center, hospital.Consecutive patients on first time visit to […]

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A Histopathologic Comparison of Eustachian Tube Anatomy in Pediatric and Adult Temporal Bones.

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In children, the distance between the carotid canal (CC) and Eustachian tube (ET) is not significantly narrower than the adult population.ET dysfunction treated with ET dilation is FDA approved for […]

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Revision Stapes Surgery: A Novel Technique of Overcoming Erosion of the Long Process of Incus Using Hydroxylapatite Cement and Shape Memory Piston.

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Stapes surgery is performed to treat hearing loss in patients with otosclerosis. Erosion of the long process of incus can occur postoperatively and requires demanding revision surgery to further improve […]

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Impact of Microphone Configuration on Speech Perception of Cochlear Implant Users in Traffic Noise.

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The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of microphone configuration and noise reduction algorithm on speech perception of cochlear implant (CI) users in a moving noise setup.Eleven […]

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Beyond Technology: The Interaction of Perceptual Accuracy and Experiential Factors in Pediatric Music Engagement.

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Music engagement (the active making of music, e.g., music lessons and ensembles) is a common part of educational and community experiences. Music making typically involves listening to and production of […]

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Is Hard Failure Still a Common Indication for Revision Surgery in Adult Cochlear Implant Recipients?

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STUDY DESIGN:: Retrospective chart review.Single tertiary care center, 2001 to 2016.Adult CI recipients were assessed. Inclusion required ≥1 revision surgeries, operative note(s), and postrevision follow-up of 6 months.Therapeutic/rehabilitative.Indications for revision […]

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The Natural History of Hearing Loss in Pendred Syndrome and Non-Syndromic Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct.

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The aim was to investigate the progress of hearing loss over time in a cohort of pendred syndrome and non-syndromic enlarged vestibular aqueduct (PS/NSEVA) with one or two confirmed pathogenic […]

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Relationship Between Objective and Behavioral Audiology for Young Children Being Assessed for Cochlear Implantation: Implications for CI Candidacy Assessment.

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This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of making cochlear implant recommendations based on diagnostic ABR and ASSR results. The goal was to challenge the need for behavioral audiometry as […]

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Hearing Preservation in Pediatric Recipients of Cochlear Implants.

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To determine factors that influence low-frequency hearing preservation following pediatric cochlear implantation and compare hearing preservation outcomes between 20 and 24 mm depth lateral wall electrodes.Retrospective chart review.Tertiary academic referral center.Pediatric […]

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Temporal Modulation Detection in Children and Adults With Cochlear Implants: Initial Results.

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The auditory experience of early deafened pediatric cochlear implant (CI) users is different from that of postlingually deafened adult CI users due to disparities in the developing auditory system. It […]

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Involvement of the Internal Auditory Canal in Subjects With Cochlear Otosclerosis: A Less Acknowledged Third Window That Affects Surgical Outcome.

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To investigate the effects of cavitating lesions involving the internal auditory canal (IAC) in subjects with cochlear otosclerosis with regard to poststapedotomy hearing outcome.Retrospective study.Tertiary referral center.A retrospective chart review […]

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The Father of the Electrical Stimulation of the Ear.

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: The Italian physicist Count Alessandro Volta, inventor of the electric battery, is considered the first scientist to have stimulated the ear with electricity, and the results of his experiments […]

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Sequential versus Combination Treatment Using Steroids and Diuretics for Acute Low-Frequency Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A Noninferiority Trial.

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Acute low-frequency hearing loss (ALHL) is typically treated with combination therapy, including steroids and diuretics. To avoid unnecessary use of steroids we proposed a method of sequential administration using these […]

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Impact of Medicaid on Cochlear Implant Access.

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The study documented the role of Medicaid in the provision of cochlear implants and identified access barriers due to states’ adopted rules. An historical review of federal legislation provided a […]

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An Assessment of the Change in Compliance of Observational Otology and Audiology Studies With the STROBE Statement Guidelines: A Systematic Review.

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Observational studies often represent the best available evidence for surgical practice. Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) recommendations were generated in 2007 with the aim of improving […]

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Cervical Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials in Menière’s Disease: A Comparison of Response Metrics.

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The cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP) has been used to evaluate patients with Menière’s disease (MD). Studied cVEMP metrics include: amplitude, threshold, frequency tuning, and interaural asymmetry ratio (IAR). […]

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Individual Hearing Preservation Cochlear Implantation Using the Concept of Partial Insertion.

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Aim of this study was to evaluate the method of partial insertion of flexible lateral wall electrodes in patients with residual hearing and potential electric-acoustic stimulation (EAS) users.N = 6 patients with […]

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Medical Malpractice of Vestibular Schwannoma: A 40-Year Review of the United States Legal Databases.

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To analyze medical malpractice lawsuit trends pertaining to cases of vestibular schwannomas (VS).Two major computerized legal databases (LexisNexis and WestLaw) were queried and reviewed for evaluation of all the US […]

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Isolated Traumatic Fracture of the Malleus Handle Causing Hearing Fluctuation.

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Handle of malleus fracture is a rare condition with <100 cases having been reported. The clinical presentation is conductive hearing loss following a history of trauma, typically, during manipulation of […]

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