Antonio della Volpe

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OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS An increasing number of patients with low-frequency residual hearing are fitted with a cochlear implant. The challenge is to optimize cochlear implant device properties and develop atraumatic surgical techniques to preserve residual hearing. In view of the ongoing debate about the optimal procedure for opening the cochlea during(More)
OBJECTIVES To obtain objective data of bone conduction implant stability and osseointegration in children; to compare in pediatric subjects the stability and osseointegration of the novel TiOblast-coated implant system (BI300) to the previous generation, as-machined model. STUDY DESIGN Multicenter, controlled, nonrandomized, longitudinal, prospective(More)
BACKGROUND Recurrent respiratory infections (RRI), such as the presence of at least one of the following criteria: i) >6 RI per year; ii) >1 RI per month involving upper airways from September to April; iii) >3 RI involving lower airways, constitute a social problem for both their pharmaco-economic impact and the burden for the family. However, several(More)
Currently, there are no studies assessing everyday use of cochlear implant (CI) processors by recipients by means of objective tools. The Nucleus 6 sound processor features a data logging system capable of real-time recording of CI use in different acoustic environments and under various categories of loudness levels. In this study, we report data logged(More)
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