Ronen Perez

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OBJECTIVE To report the findings in patients with facial nerve schwannoma in whom surgery was elected at onset versus patients treated expectantly. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case review. SETTING Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS Twenty-four patients with a mean age of 44 years (range, 18-65 yr) were followed for an average of 6 years (range, 1-19(More)
OBJECTIVE The hallmark of bone conduction audiometry in otosclerosis is the "Carhart notch." The mechanism for this phenomenon is still not clearly understood. The objective of this study was to describe the pattern of bone-conduction threshold responses preoperatively in patients with otosclerosis and to assess overclosure after laser-assisted stapedotomy.(More)
Classically it has been thought that bone conduction activation at the mastoid leads to relative motion between the stapes footplate and the oval window due to inertial and to compression (distortion) mechanisms. However, several recent clinical findings and experimental manipulations may point to additional mechanisms. These manipulations were extended in(More)
The human fetus in utero is able to respond to sounds in the amniotic fluid enveloping the fetus after about 20 weeks gestation. The pathway by which sound reaches and activates the fetal inner ear is not entirely known. It has been suggested that in this total fluid environment, the tympanic membrane and the round window membrane become 'transparent' to(More)
The effect of previous noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) on subsequent NIHL was studied in rats. Three groups of animals were initially exposed to different durations of 113 dB SPL broad band noise (21 days, 3 days or 0 days--unexposed). Their permanent threshold shifts (PTS) from this exposure (PTS1) were evaluated using auditory nerve-brainstem evoked(More)
Outward currents from hair cells from the horizontal semicircular canal (HSCC) of the toadfish were investigated using whole cell patch clamp methods. Two classes of hair cells are found. One class (approx. 10% of cells) showed only a non-inactivating current (IKCa) which was blocked by 2 mM TEA. A second class had both inactivating and non-inactivating(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To evaluate and compare the effect of chlorhexidine gluconate, povidoneiodine, and alcohol-three antiseptics used before ear surgery-on the function of the vestibular and cochlear parts of the sand rat's inner ear. The assessment of damage is based on the recording of vestibular evoked potentials (VsEPs) and auditory brainstem response(More)
Postnatal functional changes in the activity of the ear and auditory pathway in neonatal guinea pigs [from day of birth (postnatal day, PND = 0), PNDs 1-4, 7 and then weekly up to 7 weeks] were studied as a model of maturation of hearing in human neonates. On the day of birth there were signs of a conductive hearing loss: negative middle ear pressure,(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the safety and efficacy of multiple sessions of electrostimulation by a transtympanic needle electrode on the promontory for tinnitus relief. STUDY DESIGN Prospective open, unblinded, uncontrolled clinical trial. SETTING Tertiary academic referral center. PATIENTS Ten patients (8 male and 2 female subjects), mean age 50.1 ± 12(More)