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 […]» Read more
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 […]» Read more
Involvement of the Internal Auditory Canal in Subjects With Cochlear Otosclerosis: A Less Acknowledged Third Window That Affects Surgical Outcome.
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 […]» Read more
: 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 […]» Read more
Sequential versus Combination Treatment Using Steroids and Diuretics for Acute Low-Frequency Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A Noninferiority Trial.
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 […]» Read more
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 […]» Read more
An Assessment of the Change in Compliance of Observational Otology and Audiology Studies With the STROBE Statement Guidelines: A Systematic Review.
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 […]» Read more
Cervical Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials in Menière’s Disease: A Comparison of Response Metrics.
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). […]» Read more
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 […]» Read more
Medical Malpractice of Vestibular Schwannoma: A 40-Year Review of the United States Legal Databases.
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 […]» Read more
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 […]» Read more
The purpose of this study was to assess the long-term changes in music perception among cochlear implant (CI) patients using the Korean version of the Clinical Assessment of Music Perception […]» Read more
Longitudinal Analysis of “Window Shade” Tympanoplasty Outcomes for Anterior Marginal Tympanic Membrane Perforations.
Although many techniques have been proposed for the repair of tympanic membrane perforations, few address the unique challenges presented by anterior marginal perforations. In these circumstances, traditional underlay and overlay […]» Read more
The vestibular membranes of the cochlea and saccule are subject to two simultaneous constraints as they deform in endolymphatic hydrops. Boundary tethers impose a bulge-type constraint during pressure-induced transverse membrane […]» Read more
To describe the outcomes of Malafronte’s double cartilage block (mDCB) and incus autograft protheses, and to determine which prosthesis gives better and lasting hearing results.Prospective study.ENT Department of AORN “S.G. […]» Read more
Modified-Power-Piston: Short-Incudial-Process-Vibroplasty and Simultaneous Stapedotomy in Otosclerosis.
If mixed-hearing-loss (MHL) occurs in otosclerosis, hearing-aids (HA) in addition to conventional-stapedotomy (SDT) may be necessary. If otosclerosis progresses or technical or medical problems prevent use of HA, combining active-middle-ear-implants […]» Read more
Children of 2 to 3 years old with cochlear implants can perform consonant discriminations using fine-grained acoustic cues.Children born with severe-to-profound deafness are provided with early cochlear implantation (<2 yr) […]» Read more
Prevalence of Sporadic Vestibular Schwannoma: Reconciling Temporal Bone, Radiologic, and Population-based Studies.
Reported epidemiologic data surrounding vestibular schwannoma (VS) are controversial. Temporal bone prevalence studies have suggested that VS affects up to 2.4% of the population, whereas magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies […]» Read more
To present findings that suggest steroid treatment within 24 hours of onset of vestibular neuronitis results in better restitution of vestibular function than treatment between 25 and 72 hours.Thirty-three consecutive patients (17 […]» Read more
Cochlear fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signal intensity has been shown to be elevated in patients with vestibular schwannomas (VS). This study evaluated the preoperative and postoperative […]» Read more
Characterize the morbidity associated with vestibular schwannoma (VS) as documented by treating providers.Retrospective analysis of the MarketScan database.MarketScan database.A study of morbidity in VS patients who underwent treatment between 2002 […]» Read more
Hearing preservation after cochlear implantation allows for fitting of acoustic and cochlear implant technologies in the same ear, known as Electric-Acoustic Stimulation (EAS). Cochlear implant recipients with EAS who experience […]» Read more
Patient-specific 3D printed models are useful presurgical planning tools because they accurately represent the anatomy and drilling characteristics of the middle cranial fossa (MCF) approach to the internal auditory canal […]» Read more
The objective of this study was to identify a correlation between the radiological stage of otosclerosis and the pre- and postoperative audiometric results of patients who underwent a stapedotomy.Ninety-three patients […]» Read more
Factors Influencing Access to Cochlear Implantation in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children in Southern California.
To determine the epidemiologic relationship of family demographics and educational resources with parental knowledge of and willingness for their children to receive cochlear implantation (CI) for deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) […]» Read more
Increased Risk of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo in Patients With a History of Sudden Sensory Neural Hearing Loss: A Longitudinal Follow-up Study Using a National Sample Cohort.
To evaluate the association between benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) using a national sample cohort from Korea.Data from the years 2002 through 2013 were […]» Read more
We describe our experience using the extracorporeal video microscope, the “exoscope” for various applications within the field of lateral skull base surgery.A retrospective case series was performed investigating patient demographics, […]» Read more
When Preoperative Imaging and Audiometry Conflict: A Case of Cochlear Implantation in a Prelingually Deafened Adult.
To describe a unique case of excellent audiometric outcomes for a prelingually deafened adult after cochlear implantation and to caution on the limits of magnetic resonance imaging for a diagnosis […]» Read more
Jugular Bulb Resurfacing With Bone Cement for Patients With High Dehiscent Jugular Bulb and Ipsilateral Pulsatile Tinnitus.
To discuss the possible pathophysiologic mechanism of pulsatile tinnitus (PT) perception due to high jugular bulb with bony dehiscence (HJBD) and its improvement after the dehiscent jugular bulb (JB) resurfacing […]» Read more
Long-Term Audiometric and Clinical Outcomes Following Stapedectomy With the Shape Memory Nitinol Stapes Prosthesis.
To assess long-term hearing outcomes following stapedectomy using a self-crimping shape memory nitinol prosthesis. The results were compared with those of a group of patients who received a conventional prosthesis.Retrospective […]» Read more