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CONCLUSIONS Hearing may be conserved in adults after implantation with the Nucleus Contour Advance perimodiolar electrode array. The degree of hearing preservation and the maximum insertion depth of the electrode array can vary considerably despite a defined surgical protocol. Residual hearing combined with electrical stimulation in the same ear can provide(More)
We examined a group of 115 patients suffering from tinnitus and have attempted to find a statistically significant correlation between the tinnitus experienced and low blood zinc levels (hypozincemia). No particular correlation could be made between the nature of the tinnitus experienced and hypozincemia except for the continuation of head noises, these(More)
Research into visual prosthetics is expected to revolutionize the treatment of blind patients with incurable outer retinal degenerative disease. Substantial evidence shows that useful visual sensations can be produced by controlled electrical stimulation of the optic nerve. To make the optic nerve visual prosthesis more acceptable, implantation techniques(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to identify the 58-kDa inner ear protein against which the sera of some patients with idiopathic, progressive sensorineural hearing loss or Ménière's disease strongly react. BACKGROUND We and other groups have previously demonstrated that a 58-kDa protein extracted from guinea pig or bovine inner ear tissue is a target of(More)
To investigate the association between genes in the major histocompatibility complex and inner ear disease susceptibility at the DNA level, high-resolution genotyping for HLA class II (HLA-DR, -DQ, -DP) was performed by polymerase chain reaction-sequence-specific oligonucleotide reverse dot blot and polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length(More)