Insertion site and sealing technique affect residual hearing and tissue formation after cochlear implantation.

@article{Burghard2014InsertionSA,
  title={Insertion site and sealing technique affect residual hearing and tissue formation after cochlear implantation.},
  author={Alice Burghard and Thomas Lenarz and Andrej Kral and Gerrit Paasche},
  journal={Hearing research},
  year={2014},
  volume={312},
  pages={21-7}
}
Tissue formation around the electrode array of a cochlear implant has been suggested to influence preservation of residual hearing as well as electrical hearing performance of implanted subjects. Further, inhomogeneity in the electrical properties of the scala tympani shape the electrical field and affect current spread. Intracochlear trauma due to electrode insertion and the insertion site itself are commonly seen as triggers for the tissue formation. The present study investigates whether the… CONTINUE READING