Hearing improvement after tumor removal in a vestibular schwannoma patient with severe hearing loss

Abstract

We herein report on the hearing improvement obtained after tumor removal in a vestibular schwannoma patient with preoperative severe hearing loss and good otoacoustic emission. Hearing recovery after tumor removal is an uncommon occurrence. As a result, hearing preservation surgery is usually not performed for patients with severe hearing loss. However, patients with a good OAE seem to have a better chance to recover their hearing than those with a poor OAE, even if they have severe hearing loss. As a result, the cochlear function should be evaluated, especially regarding the OAE, before determining the indications for hearing preservation surgery.

DOI: 10.1007/s00405-003-0583-1

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@article{Inoue2003HearingIA, title={Hearing improvement after tumor removal in a vestibular schwannoma patient with severe hearing loss}, author={Yasuhiro Inoue and K. S. Ogawa and Jin Kanzaki}, journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology}, year={2003}, volume={260}, pages={487-489} }