Juan Carlos Falcón González

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CONCLUSION Remote programming is a viable alternative to face-to-face programming. The procedure can be regarded as safe, time and cost saving, and clinically feasible. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the suitability of commercially available video conferencing technology and remote control software for remote programming of sound(More)
Tinnitus is an incapacitating condition commonly affecting cochlear implant (CI) candidates. The aim of this clinical study is to assess the long-term effects of CI treatment in patients with severe-to-profound, sensorineural, unilateral hearing loss (UHL) and incapacitating tinnitus. We performed a prospective Cochlear™ company-sponsored multicentre study(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Neonatal hearing loss is a public health problem that meets the requirements for submission to universal screening. Our objective was to analyse the results of the early hearing detection and intervention program implemented at our centre between January 2007 and December 2010. METHODS We studied 26,717 newborns during the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effect of cochlear implantation in patients with disabling tinnitus. MATERIALS We conducted an evaluation of the effect of cochlear implantation on the development of disabling tinnitus. Three adults with pre-implantation tinnitus, implanted in our hospital, were evaluated for postlingual hearing loss. Patients were evaluated(More)
HYPOTHESIS Subjects with normal hearing (NH) experience lower performance in speech understanding in noise when frequency components of speech above 8 kHz are removed. BACKGROUND Previous studies have explored speech perception in noise under various circumstances, but none have been specifically designed to explore the relevance of frequencies above 8(More)
OBJECTIVE Electrical stimulation of the utricular and saccular portions of the vestibular nerve improves stability in patients suffering from vestibular dysfunction. The main objective of this study was to evaluate a new technique, vestibular response telemetry (VRT), for measuring the electrically evoked vestibular compound action potential (saccular and(More)
Cochlear implantation has a significant impact on patients' social life, performance of activities, and self-esteem. The objective of this retrospective study was to assess the health-related quality of life of cochlear implant users aged under and over 60 years by a self-report using the Glasgow Health Status Inventory and the Abbreviated Profile of(More)
OBJECTIVE Prediction of speech recognition (SR) and quality of life (QoL) outcomes after cochlear implantation is one of the most important challenges for otologists. By sifting through very large amounts of data, data mining reveals trends, patterns, and relationships that might otherwise have remained undetected. There are identifiable pre-implantational(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Some studies suggest that simultaneous or sequential cochlear implantation in a short period of time offers additional benefits. There is controversy regarding the existence of an age limit after which a second implantation offers less benefit for the acquisition of communication skills. The objectives of this study were to(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES The set of symptoms relating to disorders of the balance system are common in the general population. However, there are few studies quantifying the frequency of onset of the various vestibular disorders that present in specialist otoneurology units in the Spanish population. The aim of this study is to establish the epidemiology(More)