Hamidreza Mojallal

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OBJECTIVE To investigate safety and efficacy of a new transcutaneous bone conduction hearing implant, over a 3-month follow-up period. STUDY DESIGN Prospective, single-subject repeated-measures design in which each subject serves as his/her own control. SETTING Departments of Otolaryngology at 4 hospitals in Germany and Austria. PATIENTS Subjects were(More)
OBJECTIVE To confirm the clinical efficacy and safety of a direct acoustic cochlear implant. STUDY DESIGN Prospective multicenter study. SETTING The study was performed at 3 university hospitals in Europe (Germany, The Netherlands, and Switzerland). PATIENTS Fifteen patients with severe-to-profound mixed hearing loss because of otosclerosis or(More)
CONCLUSION The improved biocompatibility of Bioverit II coated with a nanostructured surface shows promising qualities for use in human reconstructive middle ear surgery. In the case of chitosan-hydroxyapatite composite prostheses, further investigations regarding composition of the material, degree of purity and design are necessary before clinical(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The Vibrant Soundbridge (VSB) is an active middle ear implant, 'direct-drive' hearing system for the treatment of hearing loss. Recently, the VSB has been applied to conductive and mixed hearing losses. The aim of this study is to evaluate aided benefit, speech recognition in quiet and noise, subjective benefits, changes in residual hearing,(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare audiological outcomes in mild-to-moderate mixed hearing loss patients treated with a bone-anchored hearing aid or an active middle-ear implant. Analysis aimed to refine criteria used in preoperative selection of implant type. DESIGN Retrospective comparative analysis of audiological data. Follow-up time ranged between 0.55 and 8.8(More)
OBJECTIVE To present power stapes, stapedotomy, and middle ear implantation with Vibrant SoundBridge (VSB) performed in a one-step surgery as an alternative option for hearing rehabilitation in patients with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case series. SETTING Tertiary referral ear center. PATIENTS A family with genetically(More)
OBJECTIVE Patients with moderate-to-severe mixed hearing losses (MHLs) are hard to provide sufficient benefit with currently available conventional hearing aids. Here, the long-term safety of a direct acoustic cochlear stimulator (DACS) and the effectiveness compared with conventional "high-performance" hearing aids were investigated. STUDY DESIGN(More)
The aim of this study was to describe the outcome and possible complications of subtotal petrosectomy (SP) for Vibrant Soundbridge (VSB) device surgery in a tertiary referral center. A secondary objective was the evaluation of hearing results in a subgroup of subjects who received the VSB device. Between 2009 and early 2011, 22 adult subjects with chronic(More)
In an experimental study, we determined the physiological hearing threshold of the rabbit in order to use these data as normative values for further experimental investigations. The aim was to use different acoustic stimuli (click and tone-pip stimuli) with different frequency spectra for air and bone conduction (BC) in order to obtain further information(More)
In order to evaluate the efficiency of middle-ear prostheses in near-real conditions, an artificial model was developed that approximately simulates the actual geometrical and biomechanical properties of the ear system (excluding the ossicular chain). The sound transmission characteristics of selected commercial middle-ear prostheses and of a synthetic test(More)