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To investigate the implications of duration of deafness in the rehabilitation of unilateral deafness utilizing cochlear implantation. From the ongoing prospective cochlear implantation in unilateral deafness study, we looked at five adults who received a cochlear implant for long-term unilateral deafness. Speech perception in noise and subjective evaluation(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to determine the impact of cochlear implantation on speech understanding in noise, subjective perception of hearing, and tinnitus perception of adult patients with unilateral severe to profound hearing loss and to investigate whether duration of deafness and age at implantation would influence the outcomes. In addition, this(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To investigate cochlear implantation (CI) in patients with unilateral deafness with and without tinnitus. STUDY DESIGN Prospective case series of patients undergoing cochlear implantation for unilateral deafness and tinnitus in a tertiary academic unit. METHODS Nine postlingually deafened subjects with unilateral hearing loss, with(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the benefits of hearing aids on tinnitus according to the tinnitus reaction questionnaire (TRQ; Wilson et al, 1991), to verify whether the degree of masking provided by the hearing aid influenced the TRQ score, to examine whether the matched tinnitus pitch predicted the effectiveness of hearing aids in masking tinnitus, and to determine(More)
OBJECTIVES To present the preliminary experiences and findings from a pilot study evaluating a novel technique for monitoring cochlear electrophysiological function during electrode insertion in cochlear implantation surgery. STUDY DESIGN Prospective pilot cohort study. SETTING Tertiary academic neuro-otology center. PATIENTS Pediatric patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE A pilot study to investigate the utility of basic Fibroblast Growth Factor (bFGF) in tympanic membrane perforation (TMP) closure in a small cohort of pediatric patients. METHODS Prospective cohort study. Suitability for inclusion in the study was confirmed by the application of defined inclusion and exclusion criteria, and informed parental(More)
The programming of CIs is essential for good performance. However, no Good Clinical Practice guidelines exist. This paper reports on the results of an inventory of the current practice worldwide. A questionnaire was distributed to 47 CI centers. They follow 47600 recipients in 17 countries and 5 continents. The results were discussed during a debate.(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study, we aimed to explore a variation of the NTT standard protocol that would be more beneficial for those patients with hearing loss >50 dB HL in the worst ear (average hearing thresholds at 0.5, 1, 2, and 4 KHz). STUDY SAMPLE This study involved 26 subjects who had previously undergone NTT at a single private practice. DESIGN(More)
OBJECTIVES One of the major complaints of people with a single-sided deafness is the inability to localize sound sources. Evidence suggests that subjects with a hearing loss can benefit from the use of a cochlear implant (CI) in sound localization. This study aimed to determine the effect of CI use on localization ability in unilaterally deafened subjects.(More)
INTRODUCTION In the present case we report on the mismanagement of a patient misdiagnosed with otosclerosis, who was subsequently found to have enlarged vestibular aqueduct syndrome bilaterally. This highlights the need to not only be vigilant in pre-operative assessment of otosclerosis but also in post-operative investigations of stapedectomy failures. (More)