Rubens Vuono de Brito

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INTRODUCTION  The bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA) is a bone conduction hearing device that transmits sound directly into the inner ear. It is mainly used in patients with conductive hearing loss associated with aural atresia, but it is also used in those with mixed and sensorineural hearing loss. GOALS  To review the main indications for BAHA, to analyze(More)
Introduction Currently the cochlear implant allows access to sounds in individuals with profound hearing loss. The objective methods used to verify the integrity of the cochlear device and the electrophysiologic response of users have noted these improvements. Objective To establish whether the evoked compound action potential of the auditory nerve can(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the technological contributions of the newer version of speech processor to the first generation of multichannel cochlear implant and the satisfaction of users of the new technology. Among the new features available, we focused on the effect of the frequency allocation table, the T-SPL and C-SPL, and the preprocessing gain adjustments(More)
CONCLUSION The extended retrolabyrinthine approach (RLA) is a safe and reliable approach for auditory brainstem placement in children. The surgical landmarks to reach cochlear nucleus are adequately exposed by this approach. OBJECTIVE To describe a new approach option for auditory brainstem implants (ABIs) in children, highlighting the anatomical(More)
Introduction Hearing loss is the most common clinical finding in patients with malformation of the external ear canal. Among the possibilities of treatment, there is the adaptation of hearing aids by bone conduction and the adaptation of implantable hearing aids. Objective To assess speech perception with the use of Vibrant Soundbridge (VBS - MED-EL,(More)
INTRODUCTION ASSR allow frequency-specific evaluation in intensities up to 120dB HL and detection of residual hearing in patients with severe-to-profound hearing loss. AIM to compare ASSR thresholds and behavioral test results in children with suspected severe-to-profound hearing loss. METHODS Cross sectional study to compare ASSR and behavioral(More)
Introduction The complaints associated with the use of conventional amplifying hearing aids prompted research at several centers worldwide that ultimately led to the development of implantable devices for aural rehabilitation. Objectives To review the history, indications, and surgical aspects of the implantable middle ear hearing devices. Data Synthesis(More)
PURPOSE To verify the effectiveness of remote programming of cochlear implants by stimulation levels and results in the perception of speech and free-field audiometry tests. METHODS Twelve patients from both genders, aged between 18 and 59 years, users of internal cochlear implant and speech processor of the same model for at least 12 months, were(More)