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INTRODUCTION Single-sided deafness has a strong impact on quality of life. Besides the difficulties in sound localization, patients also require increased effort to hear. The latter makes it difficult to follow conversations for an extended period, leading to social isolation. Cochlear implantation (CI) represents a possible treatment option for deafness in(More)
A study was conducted to compare the new MED-EL TEMPO+ ear-level speech processor with the CIS PRO+ body-worn processor in the COMBI 40/COMBI 40+ implant system. Speech tests were performed in 46 experienced subjects in two test sessions approximately 4 weeks apart. Subjects were switched over from the CIS PRO+ to the TEMPO+ in the first session and used(More)
BACKGROUND Back pain is a common cause of sick leave in industrialized countries. Performing surgery is often associated with considerable cervical spine disorders. However, only a few studies have examined to what extent working posture or individual surgical techniques can be seen as stress indicators. MATERIAL AND METHODS Posture and movement of the(More)
BACKGROUND Impairments of articulation, respiration, and phonation are a common symptom of Parkinson's disease and may result in reduced communication. Previous observations have shown a high incidence of laryngeal abnormalities. However, no relevant data were available for gender differences of laryngeal abnormalities in Parkinson's disease. METHOD(More)
INTRODUCTION Restoration of impaired auditory function through cochlear implant is possible, with high reliably and great success. Nevertheless, there are regular disputes between patients and insurance companies due to high costs. In Germany, approx. 1.9 Mio. people are severely hearing impaired. It can be estimated that for adequate hearing rehabilitation(More)
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