Katalin Burián

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This report includes psychophysical data on some of the 13 patients who have been equipped with intracochlear electrodes and the 6 patients who have received an extracochlear electrode. Thresholds and uncomfortable listening levels versus frequency, amplitude difference limens, and gap detection in noise and frequency difference limens have been determined(More)
Within the last four years, clinical as well as engineering experience has been gathered with 12 deaf persons who received several versions of an auditory prosthesis. Two years ago we settled on a system consisting of a versatile, passive 4-channel implant driving a scala tympani electrode, and a small external speech-processor. The main characteristics of(More)
Revision surgery was successfully performed on two Vienna cochlear implant patients. Twenty months and 40 months, respectively, after initial insertion into the cochleas of two bilaterally deaf patients, electrodes were removed from the scala tympanis and replaced by electrodes of the same design. Psychophysical and speech data gathered before and after the(More)
Dimensions of the scala tympani were measured at eight different places of 1 3/4 turns of the cochlea, beginning at the round window. Height and width of the scala tympani do not decrease continuously but show enlargements in some places. The diameter of two types of cochlear implants were compared with the mean heights of the scala tympani. The data(More)
Twelve deaf patients with obliterated or ossified cochleas received the extracochlear version of the Vienna Cochlear Implant. Four patients, 1 of them a child, developed open speech comprehension. Obliteration of the cochlea could not always be predicted by conventional tomography of the temporal bone. Short duration of deafness, wide dynamic range, and(More)
The cochlear implant program in Vienna has now gathered 160 patient years of experience with 25 patients who have received an extracochlear implant prosthesis and 31 patients who have received an intracochlear implant prosthesis. The sound processor avoids the transformation of speech into pulses and provides a processed analog broad-band stimulation(More)