Journal article

Slim, Modiolar Cochlear Implant Electrode: Melbourne Experience and Comparison With the Contour Perimodiolar Electrode

Chanan Shaul, Stefan Weder, Sylvia Tari, Jean-Marc Gerard, Stephen J O'Leary, Robert J Briggs



OBJECTIVE: To describe the tip fold over rate, scalar localization, and speech perception outcomes of the CI532 Slim Modiolar Electrode. PATIENTS AND INTERVENTION: All patients receiving the CI532 implant before June 2018. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Outcome measures for adults patients include pre- and postoperative speech perception, operative report details, electrode position as determined by X-ray and cone beam computed tomography. Comparison made with previous experience with the Contour perimodiolar electrode (CI512). In the pediatric population tip fold-over rate, measured by intraoperative X-ray, was the exclusive outcome. RESULTS: One hundred twenty-five CI532 devices were implanted in ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

C.S. is supported by the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, and the Gordon Darling Bequest to the University of Melbourne. S.O.L. is supported by a Practitioner Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Foundation (Australia). This research was conducted at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia).