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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)
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)
The embryology of the inner ear must be known as many of the inner ear malformations present as a result of the arrest during the various stages of embryology. These malformations are described in this "embryologic" perspective and specific names for certain malformations are no longer used. Both CT and MR can be used to look at inner ear malformations but(More)
Objective/Hypothesis Superior semicircular canal (Sup SC) dehiscence syndrome is a rare condition, causing a variety of auditory and vestibular symptoms. The traditional surgical management is a middle cranial fossa, extradural approach to resurface the Sup SC. Recently, a transmastoid approach for plugging of the Sup SC has been developed. We present(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)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyze the role of non-echo-planar imaging (non-EPI)-based diffusion-weighted (DW) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the detection of residual cholesteatoma after canal wall-up mastoidectomy before eventual second-look surgery. STUDY DESIGN Prospective and blinded study. SETTING Tertiary referral center. (More)