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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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVE A model is proposed for universal neonatal hearing screening. METHODS The screening model is two-staged because it consists of a first test and, in case of failure (1.4% of the subjects), of a retest 3 weeks later. It is bipodal because it involves both the hospital audiologic department and a central Well Baby Organization. The idea is to have(More)
OBJECTIVE The primary goal of cholesteatoma surgery is complete eradication of the disease. To lower the recurrence rate in the pediatric population in canal wall up techniques and to avoid the disadvantages of canal wall down techniques, the bony obliteration technique with epitympanic and mastoid obliteration has been developed. The objective of this(More)
BACKGROUND There is no consensus on treatment of patients with congenital unilateral aural atresia. Currently, 3 intervention options are available, namely, surgical reconstruction, application of a bone-conduction device (BCD), or application of a middle ear implant. OBJECTIVE The present study aims to compare the BCD with the application of a middle ear(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this investigation was to determine if there is any association between the size of the canal dehiscences and the symptoms and signs of patients presenting with the superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome. STUDY DESIGN Prospective multicenter study. SETTING Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS Twenty-seven patients, 14(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)
An enlarged vestibular aqueduct is a congenital disorder causing early onset and progressive hearing loss in children. This paper presents the audiological findings at first presentation and the audiological evolution in 10 consecutive cases presenting with hearing loss and showing a large vestibular aqueduct on imaging. The reported onset of the hearing(More)
Diagnosis of acquired middle ear cholesteatoma on MR imaging is mostly done on late postgadolinium T1-weighted MR images and/or echo-planar (EPI) diffusion-weighted (DWI) MR images. We describe the appearance of a case of a complicated attical middle ear cholesteatoma on single-shot (SS) turbo spin-echo (TSE) DWI compared with EPI-DWI. This case suggests a(More)