Journal article

Otosclerosis: Selection of ear for cochlear implantation

Alexia Georgina Matterson, Stephen O'Leary, Daffen Pinder, Lori Freidman, Richard Dowell, Robert Briggs

OTOLOGY & NEUROTOLOGY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: 1. To examine whether speech perception after implantation is correlated with the total duration of deafness, the duration of deafness in the implanted ear, or age at implantation. 2. To examine whether the rate of facial nerve stimulation postoperatively is correlated with the type of electrode used. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case note review. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Fifty-nine adults with profound postlingual sensorineural hearing loss due to otosclerosis. INTERVENTION: Cochlear implantation with the Nucleus device using either a straight (n = 35) or Contour (n = 29) electrode array. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Speech perception scores for patients at 3, 6 and..

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