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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Hearing Preservation And Cochlear Implants According To Inner Ear Approach: Multicentric Evaluation.
Author: Guimarães, Alexandre Caixeta
de Carvalho, Guilherme Machado
Duarte, Alexandre S M
Bianchini, Walter A
Sarasty, Andrea Bravo
di Gregorio, Maria Fernanda
Zernotti, Mario Emilio
Sartorato, Edi Lúcia
Castilho, Arthur Menino
Abstract: Electroacoustic stimulation is an excellent option for people with residual hearing in the low frequencies, who obtain insufficient benefit with hearing aids. To be effective, the subject's residual hearing should be preserved during cochlear implant surgery. To evaluate the hearing preservation in patients that underwent implant placement and to compare the results in accordance with the approach to the inner ear. 19 subjects underwent a soft surgical technique, and the electrode MED-EL FLEX™ EAS, designed to be atraumatic, was used. We evaluated pre- and postoperative tonal audiometric tests with an average of 18.4 months after implantation, to measure the rate of hearing preservation. 17 patients had total or partial preservation of residual hearing; 5 had total hearing preservation and two individuals had no preservation of hearing. The insertion of the electrode occurred through a cochleostomy in 3 patients, and in 2 of these there was no hearing preservation; the other 16 patients experienced electrode insertion through a round window approach. All patients benefited from the cochlear implant, even those who are only using electrical stimulation. The hearing preservation occurred in 89.4% of cases. There was no significant difference between the forms of inner ear approach.
Subject: Bilateral Hearing Loss
Cochlear Implants
Correction Of Hearing Impairment
Correção De Deficiência Auditiva
Implante Coclear
Inner Ear
Orelha Interna
Perda Auditiva Bilateral
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.bjorl.2014.12.002
Date Issue: 2014
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