Learn More
OBJECTIVES To review our experiences with some of the preoperative and postoperative findings in five children who were diagnosed with auditory neuropathy and were provided with cochlear implants. We describe changes in auditory function, which enabled these children to have significant improvement in their hearing and communication skills. STUDY DESIGN(More)
This study revealed that some patients with cochlear implants have symptoms of vertigo and imbalance following implant surgery. Although most experience a resolution of these symptoms, some patients have more persistent disturbances of balance. A total of 52 patients were implanted with a Nucleus 22 channel cochlear implant device between September 1988 and(More)
Cochlear implant recipients have demonstrated remarkable increases in speech perception since US FDA approval was granted in 1984. Improved performance is due to a number of factors including improved cochlear implant technology, evolving speech coding strategies, and individuals with increasingly more residual hearing receiving implants. Despite this(More)
The implantation of a cochlear electronic prosthetic device is an acceptable means of improving the communication ability of pre- and postlingually deafened children and adults. A significant number of patients in this series are in the senior citizen age group. It has been beneficial in improving communication ability in selected profoundly deafened(More)
OBJECTIVE Previous studies have shown that cochlear implant outcomes with respect to surgical morbidity and speech perception may be poorer in elderly patients as compared with younger adults. However, recent anecdotal reports suggest that elderly cochlear implant recipients are achieving increasingly higher speech perception performance and fewer surgical(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal was to report a method used for intraoperative ear selection for cochlear implantation using electrical brainstem response. Initial patient response and the longer-term results of cochlear implantation after labyrinthectomy were compared. STUDY DESIGN This was a specific retrospective review of a single case of cochlear implantation(More)
OBJECTIVES To review our intraoperative and postoperative testing protocol for cochlear implant patients. This study describes the methodologies and applications of a new technique called neural response telemetry (NRT) for the Nucleus CI24M cochlear implant system. NRT uses radiofrequency telemetry technology to measure the action potentials of the(More)
Cochlear implantation has become a recognized beneficial method of assisting in the rehabilitation of the profoundly deaf individual. The only device that is currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for implantation in children and adults in the United States is the Nucleus 22-channel device. Since 1988, the Nucleus is the only device that has(More)
We present the case of an adult male whose internal cochlear implant unit failed. Several months elapsed following initial stimulation with the implant before the problem was identified and corrected. The sequence of the failure and its detection are detailed. Following reimplantation, the patient did not initially report improved sound quality. However,(More)
  • 1