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OBJECTIVE Up to now, treatment modalities of unilateral deafness consist of no treatment, conventional contralateral routing of signal (CROS), or Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) hearing aid. Cochlear implantation makes a new treatment modality available for patients with single-sided deafness. The aim of this study is to evaluate the use of unilateral(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate the option of cochlear implantation (CI) in resultant single-sided deafness associated with unilateral translabyrinthine resection of sporadic vestibular schwannoma (VS). This is a retrospective study performed at Tertiary Care Academic Centre. Following extensive counselling regarding the potential for delayed CI,(More)
The area of vocal registers is still unclarified. In a previous investigation, dynamic real-time magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which is able to produce up to 10 frames per second, was successfully applied for examinations of vocal tract modifications in register transitions in male singers. In the present study, the same MRI technique was used to study(More)
The Bonebridge ® (BB, Med-El) is a newly designed transcutaneous active bone conductive implant with functional outcome similar to percutaneous bone-anchored hearing systems (BAHS). It is currently approved only for patients ≥18 years. Since the BB allows the skin to remain intact and therefore should be able to overcome some of the issues related to(More)
HYPOTHESIS To analyze the quality of insertion of the newly developed midscala (MS) electrode, which targets a midscalar electrode position to reduce the risk of trauma to the lateral wall and the modiolus. BACKGROUND Modern cochlear implant surgery aims for a safe intracochlear placement of electrode arrays with an ongoing debate regarding cochleostomy(More)
Vocal fold oscillation patterns in vocal register transitions are still unclarified. The vocal fold oscillations and the open quotient were analyzed with high-speed digital imaging (HSDI) and electroglottography (EGG) in 18 male untrained subjects singing a glissando from modal to the falsetto register. Results reveal that the open quotient changed with(More)
OBJECTIVE This pilot study examined speech recognition, localization, temporal and spectral discrimination, and subjective reports of cochlear implant (CI) recipients with unilateral deafness. STUDY DESIGN Three adult male participants with short-term unilateral deafness (<5 yr) participated. All had sudden onset of severe-to-profound hearing loss in 1(More)
Während der Cochleaimplantat(CI)-Operation ist eine audiologisch-technische Diagnostik notwendig, welche die technische Überprüfung der Funktion des Implantats sowie die audiologische Beurteilung seiner physiologischen Ankopplung an den Hörnerv bei elektrischer Stimulation beinhaltet, um im Bedarfsfall noch vor dem Ende des chirurgischen Eingriffs(More)
OBJECTIVES Recently, several studies have shown that a cochlear implant is a suitable treatment for hearing rehabilitation of adults with unilateral sensorineural hearing loss (UHL), and benefits for speech comprehension in noise and localization have been demonstrated. The aim of this clinical study was to evaluate the benefit of cochlear implantation in(More)