Arnold G Schuring

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OBJECTIVE Since 1993, titanium prostheses have been used in Europe as a biocompatible implant for ossicular reconstruction. More recently, the titanium ossicular prosthesis has become more widely available in the United States as a newer means of surgical restoration of hearing. We will review the hearing results of patients who have undergone(More)
The use of porous polyethylene total and partial ossicular replacement prostheses (TOPs and POPs) for ossicular reconstruction in middle ear surgery was retrospectively reviewed at the Warren Otologic Group, a tertiary referral center for otologic problems. Extrusion rates, lower than those previously reported, and improvement in hearing results were found(More)
OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS The published experience and audiometric results with ossicular reconstruction in children are limited. To better understand the role of ossiculoplasty in children, audiometric results were examined for partial ossicular reconstructions performed on a pediatric population. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective. METHODS Sixty-two partial(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of pregnancy on the hearing of women with otosclerosis. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study of women who had undergone stapedectomy. The women were equally divided into two groups: one group with children and a control group without children. Air and bone conduction, as well as discrimination, were measured before and after(More)
Controversy exists concerning stapedectomy for patients with small air-bone gaps. The purpose of this study was to examine the results for patients who had a stapedectomy to correct a small (10 dB or less) air-bone gap. One hundred fifty-four patients with suspected otosclerosis were explored and a stapedectomy was performed in 136 (88.3%) of these cases.(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate surgical findings and techniques, patient management techniques, and audiometric results of 522 revision stapedectomies. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTING Tertiary otologic referral center. PATIENTS A total of 522 revision stapedectomies over a 20-year period in Warren, Ohio, and Israel. The audiologic criterion(More)
One of the most common ossicular problems in revision stapedectomy is the eroded incus. Revision surgery has been reported as successful in 70% to 80% of cases at 1 year. Little is written about long-term results or the association of erosion with various prostheses. We evaluated 83 cases from 1 to 20 years, including multiple revisions. In 23 cases the(More)
As the benefits of the cochlear implantation become more defined, many investigators hope that these devices can be offered to patients with a lesser degree of hearing loss. Accordingly, it is necessary to investigate the audiometric thresholds in the implanted ear after surgery. Preservation of the residual hearing after implantation would support the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the initial and longer term success of closing the air-bone gap (ABG) to 20 dB in ossiculoplasty with canal wall down mastoidectomy. METHODS This study was conducted at a private otologic practice. Patients included those who underwent ossiculoplasty from 1989 to 1996 with canal wall down mastoidectomy,(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to examine the reliability of the 512-Hz Rinne tuning fork test to detect conductive hearing losses. The effects of tester experience, the use of masking, and the interpretation of equivocal (+/-) Rinne results on test reliability also were examined. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective. SETTING Private otology practice. PATIENTS(More)