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CONCLUSION Despite the decrease in listening habits, about half of the patients still enjoy music post implantation. Better quality of sound through the implant improves music enjoyment and contributes to achievement of better postoperative quality of life (QOL). OBJECTIVES To evaluate music perception and enjoyment in cochlear implant (CI) users, and to(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate listening habits and quality of musical sound after cochlear implantation. STUDY DESIGN A total of 89 consecutive, adult, postlingually deafened, cochlear implant recipients entered the study. Music questionnaire included questions about musical background, listening habits, and quality of musical sound through cochlear implants.(More)
Percutaneous bone conduction implants are widely used in patients with conductive and mixed hearing loss with no benefit from conventional air conduction hearing aids. These devices have several complications including skin reaction, wound infection, growth of skin over the abutment, and implant extrusion. We describe a case of a transcutaneous bone(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the cochlear implant (CI) performances in neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) patients with bilateral vestibular schwannoma (VS) and in patients with sporadic VS in the only or better hearing ear. All patients with bilateral VS or sporadic VS in the only or better hearing ear who underwent cochlear implantation, either(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate music perception and enjoyment following cochlear implantation and its impact on quality of life (QOL). MATERIAL AND METHOD Eighty-eight adult post-lingually deaf cochlear implant users entered the study. The music questionnaire analyzed musical background, listening habits, and quality of musical sound through the cochlear implant.(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to present our experience with the retrosigmoid approach for vestibular schwannoma resection, emphasizing our hearing results, discussing selection and reporting results criteria.Study design and setting The notes of 65 consecutive cases of vestibular schwannoma undergoing the retrosigmoid approach were reviewed.(More)
Most cochlear implant studies are focused on improvement of speech perception associated with implantation. The goal of this study was to assess the impact of cochlear implantation on quality of life changes in Spanish users. Thirty postlingually deaf patients fitted with a cochlear implant completed the Glasgow Benefit Inventory, a questionnaire dealing(More)
The average velocity-amplitude characteristics of rapid eye movements (voluntary saccades, and fast phases of caloric and optokinetic [OKN] nystagmus) in normal humans were analyzed with an analogue-digital computer and compared among them. For the same amplitude of movement the velocity of the saccades is considerably greater than that of the fast phases(More)
The influence of extracapsular spread (ECS) and a desmoplastic pattern (DP) of metastatic cervical lymph nodes in patients with laryngeal cancer is presented. The study includes 128 patients surgically treated between 1984 and 1992 for squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx with pathologically proven lymph node metastasis. The results were studied from 2(More)
BACKGROUND Supracricoid partial laryngectomy is a surgical technique that preserves laryngeal function. METHODS A retrospective review of clinical records identified 41 patients that underwent supracricoid partial laryngectomy at our institution since 1998. In all, 26 patients with a minimum follow-up of 3 months were alive with a functioning larynx. All(More)