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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)
OBJECTIVE To compare presentations of Ménière's disease (MD), vestibular migraine (VM), and Ménière's disease plus vestibular migraine (MDVM), with and without comorbid chronic subjective dizziness (CSD). STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review with diagnosis confirmed by consensus conference of investigators using published criteria for MD, VM, and CSD. (More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the results of cochlear implantation in patients with neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2) and bilateral vestibular schwannoma. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case review. SETTING Three academic tertiary referral centers. PATIENTS Seven patients with NF2 and bilateral vestibular schwannoma who lost hearing in at least one ear after(More)
Objectives We sought to identify if preoperative schwannoma magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) intensities might predict intraoperative consistency. We then determined whether consistency correlated with facial nerve outcomes. Design Operative reports from 2000 to 2010 were searched for tumor description as either soft and/or suckable or firm and/or fibrous.(More)
OBJECTIVE The best management for patients with small- to medium-sized vestibular schwannomas (VS) is controversial. METHODS : A prospective cohort study of 82 patients with unilateral, unoperated VS less than 3 cm undergoing surgical resection (n = 36) or radiosurgery (n = 46). Patients undergoing resection were younger (48.2 yr versus 53.9 yr, P =(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess the benefit of having preserved acoustic hearing in the implanted ear for speech recognition in complex listening environments. DESIGN The present study included a within-subjects, repeated-measures design including 21 English-speaking and 17 Polish-speaking cochlear implant (CI) recipients with preserved(More)
Ten children who were diagnosed with auditory neuropathy were matched with ten children who were diagnosed with other etiologies. All twenty children received cochlear implants at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Various measures were used to compare the outcomes for the two groups. We compared the children's unaided and aided audiograms, and(More)
OBJECTIVE Recent studies have shown that transtympanic gentamicin for Ménière's syndrome is effective. Current treatment protocols vary. One concept has been to perform a chemical ablation; the other has been to perform a chemical alteration. Ablation requires multiple injections and is effective in controlling the vertigo, but it is associated with a(More)
HYPOTHESIS Improved resolution available with 64-slice multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) could potentially be used clinically to localize the cochlear implant (CI) electrode array within the basal turn. BACKGROUND In CI surgery, the electrode array should be inserted into and remain within the scala tympani to avoid injury to Reissner's membrane(More)
We compared the effectiveness of 2 surgical interventions for improving word recognition ability in a quiet environment among patients who presented with: (1) bilateral, precipitously sloping, high-frequency hearing loss; (2) relatively good auditory thresholds at and below 500 Hz, and (3) poor speech recognition. In 1 intervention (n = 25), a conventional(More)