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Cochlear implant array insertion forces are potentially related to cochlear trauma. We compared these forces between a standard (Digisonic SP; Neurelec, Vallauris, France) and an array prototype (Neurelec) with a smaller diameter. The arrays were inserted by a mechatronic tool in 23 dissected human cochlea specimens exposing the basilar membrane. The array(More)
The aim of this study was to compare a contralateral routing of signal (CROS) hearing aid to a transcutaneous bone-anchored device in the same conditions. This prospective crossover study included 18 adult patients with a single-sided deafness (SSD). After a trial period of 60 days with CROS and 7 days with a transcutaneous bone-anchored device (Alpha 1®,(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the surgical feasibility of a transmodiolar approach via the middle ear cavity for an auditory nerve implantation in humans. In the first part of the study, 6 adult human temporal bones underwent a navigator-guided transmodiolar implantation via the middle ear space after a radical mastoidectomy. In the second part, 122(More)
A four-channel device may enhance the sensitivity of electromyography (EMG). Determination of stimulation thresholds (STs) below 0.05 mA improves facial prognostic information after vestibular schwannoma (VS) surgery. To compare intraoperative observations with electromyographic data for predicting the immediate facial function outcome after VS surgery.A(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to assess the expression and production of inflammation mediators in basal condition and after angiotensin II (AngII) in otosclerosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Human stapedial cell cultures (6 otosclerosis and 6 controls) were incubated with AngII (10(-7)M, 24 h) or vehicle. Cytokines and their mRNA expression were(More)
Middle ear surgery involves the smallest and the most fragile bones of the human body. Since microsurgical gestures and a submillimetric precision are required in these procedures, the outcome can be potentially improved by robotic assistance. Today, there is no commercially available device in this field. Here, we describe a method to design a teleoperated(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate hearing preservation in adults receiving cochlear implants with Flex arrays. Fifteen adults (19 ears) implanted with Flex EAS® (n = 4) or Flex Soft® (n = 15; MedEL, Innsbruck, Austria) were included in this retrospective study. The mean array insertion length was 25 ± 0.9 mm (n = 19), and the mean cochlear coverage(More)
The subjective visual vertical (SVV) is an indicator of vestibular otolithic function and mainly processed by the nondominant parietal cortex. We investigated the hypothesis that recovery from SVV tilt after vestibular neuritis can be influenced by the body's lateral preference. This prospective cohort follow-up study included 254 consecutive adult patients(More)
INTRODUCTION To compare the efficiency of Epley (Ep) and Sémont-Toupet (ST) repositioning maneuvers and to evaluate postmaneuver restriction effect on short-term vertigo and dizziness after repositioning maneuvers by an analog visual scale (VAS) in benign positional paroxysmal vertigo (BPPV). MATERIAL AND METHODS 226 consecutive adult patients with(More)
Two cases of progressive bilateral hearing loss associated with superficial hemosiderosis of the central nervous system are reported. This is a rare disease caused by repetitive hemorrhage in subarachnoid spaces with hemosiderin deposits on the brain surface and cranial nerves. MRI provided the etiologic diagnosis in both cases based on typical low-density(More)