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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 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)
We present the case of an adult male whose internal cochlear implant unit failed. Several months elapsed following initial stimulation with the implant before the problem was identified and corrected. The sequence of the failure and its detection are detailed. Following reimplantation, the patient did not initially report improved sound quality. However,(More)
Most patients with facial nerve paralysis have idiopathic, or Bell's palsy. Nevertheless, other more serious causes should be carefully excluded before Bell's palsy is diagnosed. Several tests can help the physician determine the site of the lesion and the physiologic extent of involvement of the facial nerve. The type of treatment depends on the cause of(More)
Two patients who had been using 3-M Vienna extracochlear implants were given two-channel KS Sensoraid vibrotactile units to wear for 1 month. At the end of that period, several tests commonly used to assess cochlear implant function were administered to compare the effectiveness of the vibrotactile system with that of the cochlear implants. The results(More)
Five patients who received the 3M/Vienna extracochlear implant were given a standard battery of tests before and after implantation. Pure-tone audiograms, hearing aid evaluation, and promontory threshold and dynamic range stimulation were conducted to evaluate implant candidacy and to determine whether a particular patient met the criteria for inclusion in(More)
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