Nucleus N5 CI500 series implant recall: hard failure rate at a major Cochlear implantation center.

@article{Hildrew2013NucleusNC,
  title={Nucleus N5 CI500 series implant recall: hard failure rate at a major Cochlear implantation center.},
  author={Douglas M Hildrew and Timothy B Molony},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2013},
  volume={123 11},
  pages={2829-33}
}
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To compare the cumulative failure percentage of the Cochlear Nucleus N5 CI500 series implant observed, both before and after the voluntary recall of unimplanted devices, to that of the Cochlear Nucleus Freedom CI24RE series implant. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review of 411 patients implanted with either the Nucleus Freedom or the Nucleus N5 device. METHODS Cochlear implantation was performed in standard fashion. A database was created by combining information obtained… CONTINUE READING