M Suzanne Hasenstab

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We conducted a mail survey ofpatients who had received cochlear implants to ascertain their ability to communicate on the telephone. Of 86 patients who responded, 38 (44%) did not use the telephone at all, 36 (42%) were able to use the telephone without assistance (independent users), and 12 (14%) were able to use the telephone with some type of assistance.(More)
BACKGROUND Electric stapedius reflex thresholds are helpful in programming cochlear implants, but only approximately two-thirds of patients have identifiable reflexes. HYPOTHESIS Childhood otitis media correlates with absent stapedius reflexes or with high electric stimulation needed to elicit a reflex in cochlear implantees. STUDY POPULATION(More)
Preoperative temporal bone computed tomography (CT) can demonstrate anatomic details relevant to surgical management and is therefore essential in the presurgical evaluation of patients receiving cochlear implants. The purpose of this study was to evaluate preoperative CT studies and compare them to surgical findings in 34 children who received the Nucleus(More)
PURPOSE To demonstrate CT abnormalities encountered in children with postmeningitic deafness and to assess the value of CT in the prediction of cochlear implantation difficulties. METHODS Thirteen children with postmeningitic deafness were evaluated with high-resolution, thin-section CT. CT findings were correlated with surgical anatomy at the time of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of learning disability on measures of auditory perception, receptive language development, and sequential organization in children with postmeningitic cochlear implants. DESIGN Retrospective study. Follow-up ranged from 12 months to 7 years. SETTING Tertiary care center. PATIENTS Ten pediatric patients with cochlear(More)
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