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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Electro acoustic stimulation of the auditory system: UNICAMP's surgical approach
Author: de Carvalho, Guilherme Machado
Peral Valente, Joao Paulo
Mathias Duarte, Alexandre Scalli
Muranaka, Eder Barbosa
Guimaraes, Alexandre Caixeta
Soki, Marcelo Naoki
Bianchini, Walter Adriano
Castilho, Arthur Menino
Paschoal, Jorge Rizzato
Abstract: A new era has arrived in auditory rehabilitation with the introduction of new technologies such as electroacoustic stimulation (EAS). EAS is indicated for patients with residual hearing at low frequencies and severe or profound hearing loss at high frequencies. These patients have no indication for conventional cochlear implant and have difficulties in adapting to individual sound amplification devices. Preservation of hearing is vital in this process; the surgical technique must be based on this concept. Objectives: To present the cochlear implant surgical technique with MED-EL Mand FlexEAS to preserve hearing in patients with hearing loss at high frequencies and to maintain low frequency hearing. We are the first institution to carry out this treatment in Brazil. Methods: A case report of the surgical technique carried out in four patients; the procedure was carried out by the cochlear implant group of a specialized clinical hospital. Results: The procedures were successful and uneventful. Conclusion: We described the technique used at our institution for implants using EAS; the surgical technique is complex and includes steps for preservation of hearing.
Subject: acoustic stimulation
cochlear implants
hearing disorders
hearing loss
rehabilitation of hearing impaired
Country: Brazil
Editor: Assoc Brasileira Otorrinolaringologia & Cirurgia Cervicofacial
Citation: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology. Assoc Brasileira Otorrinolaringologia & Cirurgia Cervicofacial, v.78, n.1, p.43-50, 2012
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2012
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