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The authors present a report of 280 cases of unilateral sensorineural hearing loss (U.H.L.) in children, observed from 1979 to 1986 in the Bambino Gesu' Hospital in Rome. Only 23.2% of these hearing impairments were due to a known etiology (mainly mumps infection). In the majority of the cases (79.3%) the hearing loss was profound. The authors discuss the(More)
OBJECTIVES To obtain objective data of bone conduction implant stability and osseointegration in children; to compare in pediatric subjects the stability and osseointegration of the novel TiOblast-coated implant system (BI300) to the previous generation, as-machined model. STUDY DESIGN Multicenter, controlled, nonrandomized, longitudinal, prospective(More)
Interestingly, the international debate about the quality of music fruition for cochlear implanted users does not take into account the hypothesis that bilateral users could perceive music in a more pleasant way with respect to monolateral users. In this scenario, the aim of the present study was to investigate if cerebral signs of pleasantness during music(More)
The "Bambino Gesù" Children's Hospital offers the largest Italian cohort of children using a BAHA. This paper retrospectively reviews the center's experience with pediatric BAHA from its start in 1995 to December 2009, especially focusing on most debated issues, all the way from candidate selection to functional outcome and complications. A total of 47(More)
Lateral sinus thrombosis (LST) is an uncommon, but life-threatening complication of both acute and chronic otitis media. There is some evidence that acquired or hereditary prothrombotic disorders are risk factors for LST. The aim of this work was to evaluate the role of thrombotic screening, anticoagulant therapy or prophylaxis in patients with either acute(More)
There is a debate in the specialized literature about the quality of fruition of music for patients that received a cochlear implant. Interestingly, very few studies have investigated the hypothesis that patients that use a bilateral cochlear implant could perceive the music in a more pleasant way as compared to unilaterally implanted patients. Previous(More)
Non tuberculous Mycobacterial (NTM) Infections mainly affect immunocompromised patients, appearing as disseminated or pulmonary disease. In immunocompetent children the most common form of infection with NTM is cervical adenitis. Ear infection seems to be a rare disease. We present a case of otomastoiditis caused by Mycobacterium avium in a 15 months old(More)
OBJECTIVE Since 2011, a transcutaneous bone-anchored auditory implant (Sophono) has been available for patients affected by bilateral, conductive hearing loss that cannot be corrected by surgery. To date, very few cases of device application in the pediatric population have been described. The aim of the present study is to report on complications,(More)
OBJECTIVES Treacher Collins syndrome, also known as mandibulofacial dysostosis, is an autosomal dominant disorder of the cranio-facial morphogenesis affecting 1 of 50,000 live newborns. Most children with this disease present with bilateral, severe conductive hearing loss due to bilateral aural atresia. Auditory rehabilitation of these children can be(More)
The authors present a report of 38 cases of sudden deafness (SD), observed in the Bambino Gesù Hospital in Rome. Twenty-six cases were due to infective causes, such as mumps, meningitis, measles, varicella or to physical trauma. The other 12 cases were defined as idiopathic (ISD) on the basis of their anamnestic and clinical findings. The etiological,(More)