Implanted material tolerance studies for a multiple-channel cochlear prosthesis.

@article{Shepherd1984ImplantedMT,
  title={Implanted material tolerance studies for a multiple-channel cochlear prosthesis.},
  author={Robert K. Shepherd and Randall L Webb and Graeme M. Clark and Brian C Pyman and M S Hirshorn and Mary T. Murray and Michael Houghton},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica. Supplementum},
  year={1984},
  volume={411},
  pages={71-81}
}
We have performed a number of temporal bone and animal studies in order to evaluate the histopathological effects of intracochlear electrode implantation and chronic electrical stimulation. Our results indicate that (a) the insertion of a free-fit scala tympani array results in minimal damage to the membranous labyrinth; (b) the materials used in the electrode array evoke mild tissue reactions when implanted subcutaneously, in muscle, or within the scala tympani; (c) intracochlear electrical… CONTINUE READING