Cochlear implantation outcomes in advanced otosclerosis.

@article{Castillo2014CochlearIO,
  title={Cochlear implantation outcomes in advanced otosclerosis.},
  author={Felipe Castillo and Rub{\'e}n Polo and Auxiliadora Guti{\'e}rrez and Pablo Reyes and A. Royuela and Antonio Alonso},
  journal={American journal of otolaryngology},
  year={2014},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={558-64}
}
INTRODUCTION Several studies support the use of cochlear implants (CI) in far-advanced otosclerosis (FAO). MATERIAL AND METHODS We compared our results of CI in patients with FAO and unknown origin hearing loss (UOHL) and our incidence of facial electrical stimulation and difficult insertion of the electrode bundle up to 3 to 5 years from surgery. RESULTS We found 17 patients with CI in FAO and UOHL. FAO patients achieved better results on the pure tone average (PTA) and recognition of… CONTINUE READING
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