Tom Kertesz

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HYPOTHESIS An array of penetrating microelectrodes can be implanted into the cochlear nerve to produce stable evoked responses with important electrophysiologic advantages over conventional electrode technology. BACKGROUND A totally implantable cochlear implant system would benefit from new electrode technology that lowers the current required for(More)
BACKGROUND Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSHL) and tinnitus are common. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) may improve hearing loss and/or reduce the intensity of tinnitus. METHODS We performed a systematic search of the literature for randomized controlled trials, and made pooled analyses of pre-determined clinical outcomes where possible.(More)
BACKGROUND A dilemma occurs in the treatment of second-sided Ménière's disease in the only hearing ear, particularly in patients with severe symptoms such as 'drop attacks'. This paper describes a patient treated with contralateral cochlear implantation prior to vestibular nerve section of the symptomatic ear. CASE REPORT A 53-year-old man, with(More)