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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)
Ninety-three cases of infantile chronic recurrent parotitis are recorded. Fifty-three cases were treated with parasympathectomy which was carried out at 2 levels. Good results were achieved in 79.1% of patients. The paper describes the use of the Doppler examination to study the effects of operation on the physiology of the parotid.
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)
OBJECTIVE To date, no objective measure of the pleasantness of music perception by children with cochlear implants has been reported. The EEG alpha asymmetries of pre-frontal cortex activation are known to relate to emotional/affective engagement in a perceived stimulus. More specifically, according to the "withdrawal/approach" model, an unbalanced(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)
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)
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)
Despite of technological innovations, noisy environments still constitute a challenging and stressful situation for words recognition by hearing impaired subjects. The evaluation of the mental workload imposed by the noisy environments for the recognition of the words in prelingually deaf children is then of paramount importance since it could affect the(More)