Antje Aschendorff

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OBJECTIVE Up to now, treatment modalities of unilateral deafness consist of no treatment, conventional contralateral routing of signal (CROS), or Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) hearing aid. Cochlear implantation makes a new treatment modality available for patients with single-sided deafness. The aim of this study is to evaluate the use of unilateral(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the benefits of bilateral electrical stimulation for hearing-impaired adult subjects using the Nucleus 24 cochlear implant in a multicenter study, and to compare and quantify performance on speech perception measures in quiet and in noise and localization ability for unilateral and bilateral cochlear implant use. DESIGN : Repeated(More)
This cadaver study assessed the value of navigation in cochlear implant surgery. Cochlear implantation was simulated on a cadaver using a Stryker-Leibinger navigation system and a Nucleus 24 Contour implant. A conventional surgical strategy consisting of mastoidectomy, posterior tympanotomy, and cochleostomy was performed. The navigated surgical procedure(More)
CONCLUSION Sequential bilateral implantation offers listening advantages demonstrable on speech recognition in noise and for lateralization. Whilst the trend was for shorter inter-implant intervals and longer implant experience to positively impact binaural advantage, we observed no contraindications for binaural advantage. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the quality of insertion of the Nucleus Contour and the newly developed Contour Advance electrode in adult cochlear implant recipients and to compare results of speech performance tests with regard to electrode position. DESIGN A total of 43 adult patients with a history of progressive hearing loss having received a Nucleus cochlear(More)
OBJECTIVE The study investigated the hypothesis that threshold and comfortable levels recorded from cochlear implant patients would reduce, and dynamic range increase, as distance of the electrode from the modiolar wall (radial distance) decreases. Two groups of cochlear implant patients participated; one group using the Nucleus' 24 Contour electrode array,(More)
The aim of the study presented was to assess the insertion mode and possible intracochlear trauma after implantation of the HiFocus electrode with positioner in human temporal bones. The study was performed in five freshly frozen temporal bones. The position of electrodes was evaluated using conventional X-ray analysis, rotational tomography and(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate the option of cochlear implantation (CI) in resultant single-sided deafness associated with unilateral translabyrinthine resection of sporadic vestibular schwannoma (VS). This is a retrospective study performed at Tertiary Care Academic Centre. Following extensive counselling regarding the potential for delayed CI,(More)
BACKGROUND The correct positioning of the electrode, which is the limiting factor for the functional integrity of cochlear implants, is decisively influenced by the cochleostomy. Localisation and form of the drilling canal have been solely defined by the surgeon during the operation and an enlargement of the drilling canal is often necessary. Thanks to the(More)
The Bonebridge ® (BB, Med-El) is a newly designed transcutaneous active bone conductive implant with functional outcome similar to percutaneous bone-anchored hearing systems (BAHS). It is currently approved only for patients ≥18 years. Since the BB allows the skin to remain intact and therefore should be able to overcome some of the issues related to(More)