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After more than 25 years of clinical experience, the BAHA (bone-anchored hearing aid) system is a well-established treatment for hearing-impaired patients with conductive or mixed hearing loss. Owing to its success, the use of the BAHA system has spread and the indications for application have gradually become broader. New indications, as well as clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the outcome of cochlear implantation in young children in relation to the age at implantation. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective longitudinal and cross-sectional analysis of pediatric cochlear implant patients. PATIENTS All children with congenital deafness who underwent implantation before the age of 6 years (n = 48 for the(More)
HYPOTHESIS Contralateral suppression of transient evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAEs) can be used in a clinical set-up using a procedure based on a unique and robust parameter to quantify the magnitude of suppression for a subject. BACKGROUND TEOAEs can be suppressed by delivering contralateral white noise (WN). This suppression is thought to be(More)
The literature on neonatal hearing screening by means of oto-acoustic emissions (OAE's) presents various prevalence figures, and gives little quantitative information on the procedure used to score the recordings. If the OAE test is to be interpreted by users who do not have the opportunity to develop intuitive interpretation skills through extensive(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether three magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings (tumor size, extension to the fundus, intralabyrinthine signal intensity) have a predictive value to hearing preservation in vestibular schwannoma surgery. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study was conducted of preoperative high-resolution MR images(More)
OBJECTIVES A prospective randomized audiological analysis of 336 otosclerosis operations was conducted to compare the evolution of bone conduction thresholds after primary stapedotomy with two different techniques to open the footplate: microdrill and carbon dioxide laser stapedotomy. METHODS To monitor the inner ear function, we compared the preoperative(More)
The objectives of the study were to determine the incidence of skin reactions and complications associated with bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA) implantation. The study is a retrospective case review done in a tertiary referral center. One hundred thirty-eight consecutive patients between 1998 and 2008 underwent implantation of a BAHA and were regularly(More)
The preferred setting for the treatment for vestibular schwannoma these days is multidisciplinary and multimodal. A balance has to be struck between a wait-and-scan attitude and a more active approach (surgery or radiotherapy). An initial wait-and-scan attitude is a reasonable management option because many tumours do not grow during a prolonged period of(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the presentation of intralabyrinthine schwannomas (ILSs). STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Retrospective multicenter study involving 12 European skull base surgery tertiary referral centers. PATIENTS One hundred ten patients with the diagnosis of ILS, either labyrinth confined or extending into the internal auditory meatus for less than(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Only a few case reports and small series of intralabyrinthine schwannomas (ILSs) have been reported. The purpose of this study was to assess prevalence, MR characteristics, location, clinical management, and growth potential/patterns of ILSs in the largest series reported. MATERIALS AND METHODS Lesion localization, MR(More)