Hearing Loss: A general term for the complete or partial loss of the ability to hear from one or both ears.Cochlear Implantation: Surgical insertion of an electronic hearing device (COCHLEAR IMPLANTS) with electrodes to the COCHLEAR NERVE in the inner ear to create sound sensation in patients with residual nerve fibers.Theft: Unlawful act of taking property.Hearing Tests: Part of an ear examination that measures the ability of sound to reach the brain.Hearing Loss, Sensorineural: Hearing loss resulting from damage to the COCHLEA and the sensorineural elements which lie internally beyond the oval and round windows. These elements include the AUDITORY NERVE and its connections in the BRAINSTEM.Neonatal Screening: The identification of selected parameters in newborn infants by various tests, examinations, or other procedures. Screening may be performed by clinical or laboratory measures. A screening test is designed to sort out healthy neonates (INFANT, NEWBORN) from those not well, but the screening test is not intended as a diagnostic device, rather instead as epidemiologic.Hearing Loss, Bilateral: Partial hearing loss in both ears.Hearing Aids: Wearable sound-amplifying devices that are intended to compensate for impaired hearing. These generic devices include air-conduction hearing aids and bone-conduction hearing aids. (UMDNS, 1999)Speech Intelligibility: Ability to make speech sounds that are recognizable.Deafness: A general term for the complete loss of the ability to hear from both ears.Robotics: The application of electronic, computerized control systems to mechanical devices designed to perform human functions. Formerly restricted to industry, but nowadays applied to artificial organs controlled by bionic (bioelectronic) devices, like automated insulin pumps and other prostheses.SwitzerlandSurgery, Computer-Assisted: Surgical procedures conducted with the aid of computers. This is most frequently used in orthopedic and laparoscopic surgery for implant placement and instrument guidance. Image-guided surgery interactively combines prior CT scans or MRI images with real-time video.Cochlear Implants: Electronic hearing devices typically used for patients with normal outer and middle ear function, but defective inner ear function. In the COCHLEA, the hair cells (HAIR CELLS, VESTIBULAR) may be absent or damaged but there are residual nerve fibers. The device electrically stimulates the COCHLEAR NERVE to create sound sensation.Endoscopes: Instruments for the visual examination of interior structures of the body. There are rigid endoscopes and flexible fiberoptic endoscopes for various types of viewing in ENDOSCOPY.Laparoscopy: A procedure in which a laparoscope (LAPAROSCOPES) is inserted through a small incision near the navel to examine the abdominal and pelvic organs in the PERITONEAL CAVITY. If appropriate, biopsy or surgery can be performed during laparoscopy.Famous PersonsMedulloblastoma: A malignant neoplasm that may be classified either as a glioma or as a primitive neuroectodermal tumor of childhood (see NEUROECTODERMAL TUMOR, PRIMITIVE). The tumor occurs most frequently in the first decade of life with the most typical location being the cerebellar vermis. Histologic features include a high degree of cellularity, frequent mitotic figures, and a tendency for the cells to organize into sheets or form rosettes. Medulloblastoma have a high propensity to spread throughout the craniospinal intradural axis. (From DeVita et al., Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 5th ed, pp2060-1)Cerebellar Neoplasms: Primary or metastatic neoplasms of the CEREBELLUM. Tumors in this location frequently present with ATAXIA or signs of INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION due to obstruction of the fourth ventricle. Common primary cerebellar tumors include fibrillary ASTROCYTOMA and cerebellar HEMANGIOBLASTOMA. The cerebellum is a relatively common site for tumor metastases from the lung, breast, and other distant organs. (From Okazaki & Scheithauer, Atlas of Neuropathology, 1988, p86 and p141)Laryngoscopes: Endoscopes for examining the interior of the larynx.Craniospinal Irradiation: A comprehensive radiation treatment of the entire CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.Ear Diseases: Pathological processes of the ear, the hearing, and the equilibrium system of the body.Cisplatin: An inorganic and water-soluble platinum complex. After undergoing hydrolysis, it reacts with DNA to produce both intra and interstrand crosslinks. These crosslinks appear to impair replication and transcription of DNA. The cytotoxicity of cisplatin correlates with cellular arrest in the G2 phase of the cell cycle.Ear, Middle: The space and structures directly internal to the TYMPANIC MEMBRANE and external to the inner ear (LABYRINTH). Its major components include the AUDITORY OSSICLES and the EUSTACHIAN TUBE that connects the cavity of middle ear (tympanic cavity) to the upper part of the throat.Biomedical Engineering: Application of principles and practices of engineering science to biomedical research and health care.Civilization: The distinctly human attributes and attainments of a particular society.Equipment Safety: Freedom of equipment from actual or potential hazards.Equipment Design: Methods of creating machines and devices.Engineering: The practical application of physical, mechanical, and mathematical principles. (Stedman, 25th ed)Radiometric Dating: Techniques used to determine the age of materials, based on the content and half-lives of the RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES they contain.Lipreading: The process by which an observer comprehends speech by watching the movements of the speaker's lips without hearing the speaker's voice.Otolaryngology: A surgical specialty concerned with the study and treatment of disorders of the ear, nose, and throat.Speech Perception: The process whereby an utterance is decoded into a representation in terms of linguistic units (sequences of phonetic segments which combine to form lexical and grammatical morphemes).Audiometry, Pure-Tone: Measurement of hearing based on the use of pure tones of various frequencies and intensities as auditory stimuli.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Auditory Threshold: The audibility limit of discriminating sound intensity and pitch.Neuroma, Acoustic: A benign SCHWANNOMA of the eighth cranial nerve (VESTIBULOCOCHLEAR NERVE), mostly arising from the vestibular branch (VESTIBULAR NERVE) during the fifth or sixth decade of life. Clinical manifestations include HEARING LOSS; HEADACHE; VERTIGO; TINNITUS; and FACIAL PAIN. Bilateral acoustic neuromas are associated with NEUROFIBROMATOSIS 2. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p673)Hearing: The ability or act of sensing and transducing ACOUSTIC STIMULATION to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. It is also called audition.Otologic Surgical Procedures: Surgery performed on the external, middle, or internal ear.Hearing Loss, High-Frequency: Hearing loss in frequencies above 1000 hertz.Dictionaries, MedicalDictionaries as Topic: Lists of words, usually in alphabetical order, giving information about form, pronunciation, etymology, grammar, and meaning.Persons With Hearing Impairments: Persons with any degree of loss of hearing that has an impact on their activities of daily living or that requires special assistance or intervention.Round Window, Ear: Fenestra of the cochlea, an opening in the basal wall between the MIDDLE EAR and the INNER EAR, leading to the cochlea. It is closed by a secondary tympanic membrane.Mastoid: The posterior part of the temporal bone. It is a projection of the petrous bone.Manometry: Measurement of the pressure or tension of liquids or gases with a manometer.Cerebrospinal Fluid Otorrhea: Discharge of cerebrospinal fluid through the external auditory meatus or through the eustachian tube into the nasopharynx. This is usually associated with CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA (e.g., SKULL FRACTURE involving the TEMPORAL BONE;), NEUROSURGICAL PROCEDURES; or other conditions, but may rarely occur spontaneously. (From Am J Otol 1995 Nov;16(6):765-71)Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea: Discharge of cerebrospinal fluid through the nose. Common etiologies include trauma, neoplasms, and prior surgery, although the condition may occur spontaneously. (Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1997 Apr;116(4):442-9)Facial Nerve: The 7th cranial nerve. The facial nerve has two parts, the larger motor root which may be called the facial nerve proper, and the smaller intermediate or sensory root. Together they provide efferent innervation to the muscles of facial expression and to the lacrimal and SALIVARY GLANDS, and convey afferent information for TASTE from the anterior two-thirds of the TONGUE and for TOUCH from the EXTERNAL EAR.Facial Nerve Diseases: Diseases of the facial nerve or nuclei. Pontine disorders may affect the facial nuclei or nerve fascicle. The nerve may be involved intracranially, along its course through the petrous portion of the temporal bone, or along its extracranial course. Clinical manifestations include facial muscle weakness, loss of taste from the anterior tongue, hyperacusis, and decreased lacrimation.Quality-Adjusted Life Years: A measurement index derived from a modification of standard life-table procedures and designed to take account of the quality as well as the duration of survival. This index can be used in assessing the outcome of health care procedures or services. (BIOETHICS Thesaurus, 1994)Cost-Benefit Analysis: A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.Health Care Costs: The actual costs of providing services related to the delivery of health care, including the costs of procedures, therapies, and medications. It is differentiated from HEALTH EXPENDITURES, which refers to the amount of money paid for the services, and from fees, which refers to the amount charged, regardless of cost.Markov Chains: A stochastic process such that the conditional probability distribution for a state at any future instant, given the present state, is unaffected by any additional knowledge of the past history of the system.Models, Economic: Statistical models of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services, as well as of financial considerations. For the application of statistics to the testing and quantifying of economic theories MODELS, ECONOMETRIC is available.Fraser Syndrome: Rare autosomal recessive congenital malformation syndrome characterized by cryptophthalmos, SYNDACTYLY and UROGENITAL ABNORMALITIES. Other anomalies of bone, ear, lung, and nose are common. Mutations on FRAS1 and FREM2 are associated with the syndrome.History, 20th Century: Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.Syndactyly: A congenital anomaly of the hand or foot, marked by the webbing between adjacent fingers or toes. Syndactylies are classified as complete or incomplete by the degree of joining. Syndactylies can also be simple or complex. Simple syndactyly indicates joining of only skin or soft tissue; complex syndactyly marks joining of bony elements.Congresses as Topic: Conferences, conventions or formal meetings usually attended by delegates representing a special field of interest.Prostheses and Implants: Artificial substitutes for body parts, and materials inserted into tissue for functional, cosmetic, or therapeutic purposes. Prostheses can be functional, as in the case of artificial arms and legs, or cosmetic, as in the case of an artificial eye. Implants, all surgically inserted or grafted into the body, tend to be used therapeutically. IMPLANTS, EXPERIMENTAL is available for those used experimentally.Eyelids: Each of the upper and lower folds of SKIN which cover the EYE when closed.Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases: Pathological processes of the ear, the nose, and the throat, also known as the ENT diseases.Otorhinolaryngologic Surgical Procedures: Surgery performed on the ear and its parts, the nose and nasal cavity, or the throat, including surgery of the adenoids, tonsils, pharynx, and trachea.SSPE Virus: A defective variant of MEASLES VIRUS that has been isolated from the brain tissue of patients with subacute sclerosing panencephalitis.Hearing Loss, Sudden: Sensorineural hearing loss which develops suddenly over a period of hours or a few days. It varies in severity from mild to total deafness. Sudden deafness can be due to head trauma, vascular diseases, infections, or can appear without obvious cause or warning.Hearing Disorders: Conditions that impair the transmission of auditory impulses and information from the level of the ear to the temporal cortices, including the sensorineural pathways.Rehabilitation Centers: Facilities which provide programs for rehabilitating the mentally or physically disabled individuals.Dizziness: An imprecise term which may refer to a sense of spatial disorientation, motion of the environment, or lightheadedness.Cochlea: The part of the inner ear (LABYRINTH) that is concerned with hearing. It forms the anterior part of the labyrinth, as a snail-like structure that is situated almost horizontally anterior to the VESTIBULAR LABYRINTH.Usher Syndromes: Autosomal recessive hereditary disorders characterized by congenital SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS and RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA. Genetically and symptomatically heterogeneous, clinical classes include type I, type II, and type III. Their severity, age of onset of retinitis pigmentosa and the degree of vestibular dysfunction are variable.Genes, Recessive: Genes that influence the PHENOTYPE only in the homozygous state.Myosins: A diverse superfamily of proteins that function as translocating proteins. They share the common characteristics of being able to bind ACTINS and hydrolyze MgATP. Myosins generally consist of heavy chains which are involved in locomotion, and light chains which are involved in regulation. Within the structure of myosin heavy chain are three domains: the head, the neck and the tail. The head region of the heavy chain contains the actin binding domain and MgATPase domain which provides energy for locomotion. The neck region is involved in binding the light-chains. The tail region provides the anchoring point that maintains the position of the heavy chain. The superfamily of myosins is organized into structural classes based upon the type and arrangement of the subunits they contain.Retinitis Pigmentosa: Hereditary, progressive degeneration of the neuroepithelium of the retina characterized by night blindness and progressive contraction of the visual field.Pedigree: The record of descent or ancestry, particularly of a particular condition or trait, indicating individual family members, their relationships, and their status with respect to the trait or condition.Deaf-Blind Disorders: The absence of both hearing and vision.Consanguinity: The magnitude of INBREEDING in humans.Language Development: The gradual expansion in complexity and meaning of symbols and sounds as perceived and interpreted by the individual through a maturational and learning process. Stages in development include babbling, cooing, word imitation with cognition, and use of short sentences.Correction of Hearing Impairment: Procedures for correcting HEARING DISORDERS.Speech Reception Threshold Test: A test to determine the lowest sound intensity level at which fifty percent or more of the spondaic test words (words of two syllables having equal stress) are repeated correctly.Vocabulary: The sum or the stock of words used by a language, a group, or an individual. (From Webster, 3d ed)Neurotology: A subspecialty of otolaryngology dealing with the parts of the nervous system related to the ear.Privacy: The state of being free from intrusion or disturbance in one's private life or affairs. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, 1993)Confidentiality: The privacy of information and its protection against unauthorized disclosure.Computer Security: Protective measures against unauthorized access to or interference with computer operating systems, telecommunications, or data structures, especially the modification, deletion, destruction, or release of data in computers. It includes methods of forestalling interference by computer viruses or so-called computer hackers aiming to compromise stored data.Informed Consent: Voluntary authorization, by a patient or research subject, with full comprehension of the risks involved, for diagnostic or investigative procedures, and for medical and surgical treatment.Genetic Privacy: The protection of genetic information about an individual, family, or population group, from unauthorized disclosure.Internet: A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.Ethics, Medical: The principles of professional conduct concerning the rights and duties of the physician, relations with patients and fellow practitioners, as well as actions of the physician in patient care and interpersonal relations with patient families.Ethics, Professional: The principles of proper conduct concerning the rights and duties of the professional, relations with patients or consumers and fellow practitioners, as well as actions of the professional and interpersonal relations with patient or consumer families. (From Stedman, 25th ed)Ethics, Nursing: The principles of proper professional conduct concerning the rights and duties of nurses themselves, their patients, and their fellow practitioners, as well as their actions in the care of patients and in relations with their families.Bioethics: A branch of applied ethics that studies the value implications of practices and developments in life sciences, medicine, and health care.Ethics, Research: The moral obligations governing the conduct of research. Used for discussions of research ethics as a general topic.Ethics Consultation: Services provided by an individual ethicist (ETHICISTS) or an ethics team or committee (ETHICS COMMITTEES, CLINICAL) to address the ethical issues involved in a specific clinical case. The central purpose is to improve the process and outcomes of patients' care by helping to identify, analyze, and resolve ethical problems.Ethicists: Persons trained in philosophical or theological ethics who work in clinical, research, public policy, or other settings where they bring their expertise to bear on the analysis of ethical dilemmas in policies or cases. (Bioethics Thesaurus)Biometry: The use of statistical and mathematical methods to analyze biological observations and phenomena.Ethics: The philosophy or code pertaining to what is ideal in human character and conduct. Also, the field of study dealing with the principles of morality.Ethics, Clinical: The identification, analysis, and resolution of moral problems that arise in the care of patients. (Bioethics Thesaurus)Speech: Communication through a system of conventional vocal symbols.Academies and Institutes: Organizations representing specialized fields which are accepted as authoritative; may be non-governmental, university or an independent research organization, e.g., National Academy of Sciences, Brookings Institution, etc.Research: Critical and exhaustive investigation or experimentation, having for its aim the discovery of new facts and their correct interpretation, the revision of accepted conclusions, theories, or laws in the light of newly discovered facts, or the practical application of such new or revised conclusions, theories, or laws. (Webster, 3d ed)Dyscalculia: Impaired ability in numerical concepts. These inabilities arise as a result of primary neurological lesion, are syndromic (e.g., GERSTMANN SYNDROME ) or acquired due to brain damage.Faculty: The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in an educational institution.Education, Graduate: Studies beyond the bachelor's degree at an institution having graduate programs for the purpose of preparing for entrance into a specific field, and obtaining a higher degree.Faculty, Medical: The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in a medical school.Faculty, Dental: The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in a dental school.Faculty, Nursing: The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in a nursing school.Students: Individuals enrolled in a school or formal educational program.Teaching: The educational process of instructing.Mentors: Senior professionals who provide guidance, direction and support to those persons desirous of improvement in academic positions, administrative positions or other career development situations.Education, Pharmacy, Graduate: Educational programs for pharmacists who have a bachelor's degree or a Doctor of Pharmacy degree entering a specific field of pharmacy. They may lead to an advanced degree.Nut Hypersensitivity: Allergic reaction to tree nuts that is triggered by the immune system.

A comparison of language achievement in children with cochlear implants and children using hearing aids. (1/432)

English language achievement of 29 prelingually deaf children with 3 or more years of cochlear implant (CI) experience was compared to the achievement levels of prelingually deaf children who did not have such CI experience. Language achievement was measured by the Rhode Island Test of Language Structure (RITLS), a measure of signed and spoken sentence comprehension, and the Index of Productive Syntax (IPSyn), a measure of expressive (signed and spoken) English grammar. When the CI users were compared with their deaf age mates who contributed to the norms of the RITLS, it was found that CI users achieved significantly better scores. Likewise, we found that CI users performed better than 29 deaf children who used hearing aids (HAs) with respect to English grammar achievement as indexed by the IPSyn. Additionally, we found that chronological age highly correlated with IPSyn levels only among the non-CI users, whereas length of CI experience was significantly correlated with IPSyn scores for CI users. Finally, clear differences between those with and without CI experience were found by 2 years of post-implant experience. These data provide evidence that children who receive CIs benefit in the form of improved English language comprehension and production.  (+info)

Comparison of three-dimensional visualization techniques for depicting the scala vestibuli and scala tympani of the cochlea by using high-resolution MR imaging. (2/432)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cochlear implantation requires introduction of a stimulating electrode array into the scala vestibuli or scala tympani. Although these structures can be separately identified on many high-resolution scans, it is often difficult to ascertain whether these channels are patent throughout their length. The aim of this study was to determine whether an optimized combination of an imaging protocol and a visualization technique allows routine 3D rendering of the scala vestibuli and scala tympani. METHODS: A submillimeter T2 fast spin-echo imaging sequence was designed to optimize the performance of 3D visualization methods. The spatial resolution was determined experimentally using primary images and 3D surface and volume renderings from eight healthy subjects. These data were used to develop the imaging sequence and to compare the quality and signal-to-noise dependency of four data visualization algorithms: maximum intensity projection, ray casting with transparent voxels, ray casting with opaque voxels, and isosurface rendering. The ability of these methods to produce 3D renderings of the scala tympani and scala vestibuli was also examined. The imaging technique was used in five patients with sensorineural deafness. RESULTS: Visualization techniques produced optimal results in combination with an isotropic volume imaging sequence. Clinicians preferred the isosurface-rendered images to other 3D visualizations. Both isosurface and ray casting displayed the scala vestibuli and scala tympani throughout their length. Abnormalities were shown in three patients, and in one of these, a focal occlusion of the scala tympani was confirmed at surgery. CONCLUSION: Three-dimensional images of the scala vestibuli and scala tympani can be routinely produced. The combination of an MR sequence optimized for use with isosurface rendering or ray-casting algorithms can produce 3D images with greater spatial resolution and anatomic detail than has been possible previously.  (+info)

Cochlear implantations in Northern Ireland: an overview of the first five years. (3/432)

During the last few years cochlear implantation (CI) has made remarkable progress, developing from a mere research tool to a viable clinical application. The Centre for CI in the Northern Ireland was established in 1992 and has since been a provider of this new technology for rehabilitation of profoundly deaf patients in the region. Although individual performance with a cochlear implant cannot be predicted accurately, the overall success of CI can no longer be denied. Seventy one patients, 37 adults and 34 children, have received implants over the first five years of the Northern Ireland cochlear implant programme, which is located at the Belfast City Hospital. The complication rates and the post-implantation outcome of this centre compare favourably with other major centres which undertake the procedure. This paper aims to highlight the patient selection criteria, surgery, post-CI outcome, clinical and research developments within our centre, and future prospects of this recent modality of treatment.  (+info)

Prevalence of mitochondrial gene mutations among hearing impaired patients. (4/432)

The frequency of three mitochondrial point mutations, 1555A-->G, 3243A-->G, and 7445A-->G, known to be associated with hearing impairment, was examined using restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis in two Japanese groups: (1) 319 unrelated SNHL outpatients (including 21 with aminoglycoside antibiotic injection history), and (2) 140 cochlear implantation patients (including 22 with aminoglycoside induced hearing loss). Approximately 3% of the outpatients and 10% of the cochlear implantation patients had the 1555A-->G mutation. The frequency was higher in the patients with a history of aminoglycoside injection (outpatient group 33%, cochlear implantation group 59%). One outpatient (0.314%) had the 3243A-->G mutation, but no outpatients had the 7445A-->G mutation and neither were found in the cochlear implantation group. The significance of the 1555A-->G mutation, the most prevalent mitochondrial mutation found in this study of a hearing impaired population in Japan, among subjects with specific backgrounds, such as aminoglycoside induced hearing loss, is evident.  (+info)

Functional plasticity of language-related brain areas after cochlear implantation. (5/432)

Using PET, the cerebral network engaged by heard language processing in normal hearing subjects was compared with that in patients who received a cochlear implant after a period of profound deafness. The experimental conditions were words, syllables and environmental sounds, each controlled by a noise baseline. Four categories of effect were observed: (i) regions that were recruited by patients and controls under identical task conditions: the left and right superior temporal cortices and the left insula were activated in both groups in all conditions; (ii) new regions, which were recruited by patients only: the left dorsal occipital cortex showed systematic activation in all conditions versus noise baselines; (iii) regions that were recruited by both groups with a different functional specificity; e.g. Wernicke's area responded specifically to speech sounds in controls but was not specialized in patients; and (iv) regions that were activated in one group more than the other: the precuneus and parahippocampal gyrus (patients more than controls) and the left inferior frontal, left posterior inferior temporal and left and right temporoparietal junction regions (controls more than patients). These data provide evidence for altered functional specificity of the superior temporal cortex, flexible recruitment of brain regions located within and outside the classical language areas and automatic contribution of visual regions to sound recognition in implant patients.  (+info)

Use of audiovisual information in speech perception by prelingually deaf children with cochlear implants: a first report. (6/432)

OBJECTIVE: Although there has been a great deal of recent empirical work and new theoretical interest in audiovisual speech perception in both normal-hearing and hearing-impaired adults, relatively little is known about the development of these abilities and skills in deaf children with cochlear implants. This study examined how prelingually deafened children combine visual information available in the talker's face with auditory speech cues provided by their cochlear implants to enhance spoken language comprehension. DESIGN: Twenty-seven hearing-impaired children who use cochlear implants identified spoken sentences presented under auditory-alone and audiovisual conditions. Five additional measures of spoken word recognition performance were used to assess auditory-alone speech perception skills. A measure of speech intelligibility was also obtained to assess the speech production abilities of these children. RESULTS: A measure of audiovisual gain, "Ra," was computed using sentence recognition scores in auditory-alone and audiovisual conditions. Another measure of audiovisual gain, "Rv," was computed using scores in visual-alone and audiovisual conditions. The results indicated that children who were better at recognizing isolated spoken words through listening alone were also better at combining the complementary sensory information about speech articulation available under audiovisual stimulation. In addition, we found that children who received more benefit from audiovisual presentation also produced more intelligible speech, suggesting a close link between speech perception and production and a common underlying linguistic basis for audiovisual enhancement effects. Finally, an examination of the distribution of children enrolled in Oral Communication (OC) and Total Communication (TC) indicated that OC children tended to score higher on measures of audiovisual gain, spoken word recognition, and speech intelligibility. CONCLUSIONS: The relationships observed between auditory-alone speech perception, audiovisual benefit, and speech intelligibility indicate that these abilities are not based on independent language skills, but instead reflect a common source of linguistic knowledge, used in both perception and production, that is based on the dynamic, articulatory motions of the vocal tract. The effects of communication mode demonstrate the important contribution of early sensory experience to perceptual development, specifically, language acquisition and the use of phonological processing skills. Intervention and treatment programs that aim to increase receptive and productive spoken language skills, therefore, may wish to emphasize the inherent cross-correlations that exist between auditory and visual sources of information in speech perception.  (+info)

Cross-modal plasticity underpins language recovery after cochlear implantation. (7/432)

Postlingually deaf subjects learn the meaning of sounds after cochlear implantation by forming new associations between sounds and their sources. Implants generate coarse frequency responses, preventing place-coding fine enough to discriminate sounds with similar temporal characteristics, e.g., buck/duck. This limitation imposes a dependency on visual cues, e.g., lipreading. We hypothesized that cross-modal facilitation results from engagement of the visual cortex by purely auditory tasks. In four functional neuroimaging experiments, we show recruitment of early visual cortex (V1/V2) when cochlear implant users listen to sounds with eyes closed. Activity in visual cortex evolved in a stimulus-specific manner as a function of time from implantation reflecting experience-dependent adaptations in the postimplant phase.  (+info)

Some measures of verbal and spatial working memory in eight- and nine-year-old hearing-impaired children with cochlear implants. (8/432)

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine working memory for sequences of auditory and visual stimuli in prelingually deafened pediatric cochlear implant users with at least 4 yr of device experience. DESIGN: Two groups of 8- and 9-yr-old children, 45 normal-hearing and 45 hearing-impaired users of cochlear implants, completed a novel working memory task requiring memory for sequences of either visual-spatial cues or visual-spatial cues paired with auditory signals. In each sequence, colored response buttons were illuminated either with or without simultaneous auditory presentation of verbal labels (color-names or digit-names). The child was required to reproduce each sequence by pressing the appropriate buttons on the response box. Sequence length was varied and a measure of memory span corresponding to the longest list length correctly reproduced under each set of presentation conditions was recorded. Additional children completed a modified task that eliminated the visual-spatial light cues but that still required reproduction of auditory color-name sequences using the same response box. Data from 37 pediatric cochlear implant users were collected using this modified task. RESULTS: The cochlear implant group obtained shorter span scores on average than the normal-hearing group, regardless of presentation format. The normal-hearing children also demonstrated a larger "redundancy gain" than children in the cochlear implant group-that is, the normal-hearing group displayed better memory for auditory-plus-lights sequences than for the lights-only sequences. Although the children with cochlear implants did not use the auditory signals as effectively as normal-hearing children when visual-spatial cues were also available, their performance on the modified memory task using only auditory cues showed that some of the children were capable of encoding auditory-only sequences at a level comparable with normal-hearing children. CONCLUSIONS: The finding of smaller redundancy gains from the addition of auditory cues to visual-spatial sequences in the cochlear implant group as compared with the normal-hearing group demonstrates differences in encoding or rehearsal strategies between these two groups of children. Differences in memory span between the two groups even on a visual-spatial memory task suggests that atypical working memory development irrespective of input modality may be present in this clinical population.  (+info)

*Neuromodulation (medicine)

Gaylor JM, Raman G, Chung M, Lee J, Rao M, Lau J, Poe DS (2013). "Cochlear Implantation in Adults. A Systematic Review and Meta ... Auditory brainstem implant, which provides a sense of sound to a person who cannot use a cochlear implant due to a damaged or ... In parallel to the development of neuromodulation systems to address motor impairment, cochlear implants were the first ... The approach to electrical stimulation used in cochlear implants was soon modified by one manufacturer, Boston Scientific ...

*Critical period

Kral A, Sharma A (2012). "Developmental neuroplasticity after cochlear implantation". Trends in Neurosciences. 35 (2): 111-122 ... First reports on critical periods came from deaf children and animals that received a cochlear implant to restore hearing. ... "A sensitive period for the development of the central auditory system in children with cochlear implants: implications for age ... of implantation". Ear Hear. 23 (6): 532-29. doi:10.1097/00003446-200212000-00004. Kral A, Harmann R, Tillein J, Heid S, Klinke ...

*Neuroplasticity

Consequently, in prelingually deaf children, early cochlear implantation, as a rule, allows the children to learn the mother ... Kral A, Sharma A; Sharma (2012). "Developmental Neuroplasticity after Cochlear Implantation". Trends Neurosci. 35 (2): 111-122 ... and implantation of a sensory prostheses activating the auditory system has prevented the deficits and induced functional ...

*Refsum disease

Nogueira, C.; Meehan, T. & O'Donoghue, G. (2014). "Refsum's Disease and Cochlear Implantation". Annals of Otology, Rhinology, ...

*Ramesh C. Deka

"Inception of Cochlear implantation in AIIMS". AIIMS. Retrieved 11 July 2011. "Dr Ramesh C Deka : An outstanding alumnus". ... one of the pioneers of cochlear implant surgery in India and has performed the country's first bilateral cochlear implantation ... Nucleus 5, a modern, state-of-art fifth generation cochlear implant, was implanted in the ear of a three-year-old hearing ... In 1996, he went to Australia to undergo training in cochlear implant surgery at the Melbourne University and the Bionic Ear ...

*Language acquisition

Dec 2012). "Cochlear implantation in unique pediatric populations". Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 20 (6): 507-17. doi: ... Some evidence suggests that speech processing occurs at a more rapid pace in some pre-lingually deaf children with cochlear ... Due to recent advances in technology, cochlear implants allow some deaf people to interact with others more efficiently. There ... Spoken language development varies widely for those with cochlear implants due to a number of different factors including: age ...

*Amira (software)

Lee, J.; Eddington, D.K.; Nadol, J.B. (2011). "The Histopathology of Revision Cochlear Implantation". Audiology and Neurotology ...

*History of deaf education

Since the Cochlear implant is in fact brain surgery, it destroys the cochlea in the process of implantation. Teaching ... Check date values in: ,access-date= (help) King, J. Freeman (2005). "The Cochlear Implantation of Deaf Children". Deaf Studies ... Therefore the cochlear implant is not able to give all deaf people hearing and speech. During the mid to late 20th century, a ... The cochlear implant is a device surgically implanted in the skull that provides stimulation to the nerve to promote hearing. ...

*Henryk Skarżyński

He performed the first operation of cochlear implantation in Poland and Central Europe in 1992, restoring hearing ability to a ... Skarzynski calls this procedure "partial deafness cochlear implantation". He later performed the same procedure on a child in ... Partial deafness cochlear implantation in children. International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology 71(9):1407-13 (2007 ... Partial deafness cochlear implantation in children. International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology 71(9):1407-13 (2007 ...

*Cortical deafness

Therefore, cochlear implantation was not performed. Published in 1994, this patient was monitored over the course of almost 20 ... Cochlear or auditory brainstem implantation could also be treatment options. Electrical stimulation of the peripheral auditory ... A case published in 2001 describes the patient as 20-year-old man referred for cochlear implants because of bilateral deafness ... cochlear nucleus, superior olive, and inferior colliculus of the brainstem. They typically have a response latency of no more ...

*Hearing loss

Cochlear implants allow prelingually deaf children to acquire an oral language with remarkable success if implantation is ... NAD Cochlear Implant Committee. "NAD Position Statement on Cochlear Implants (2000)". Cochlear Implants %7c National ... "Cochlear Implantation in Adults A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis". JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surgery. 139: 265. 2013. doi ... Russell JL, Pine HS, Young DL (2013). "Pediatric cochlear implantation: expanding applications and outcomes". Pediatric Clinics ...

*Audism

2 (4). Thomas, Balkany; Hodges, Annelle V.; Goodman, Kenneth W. (1996). "Ethics of Cochlear Implantation in Young Children". ... 34 (3). Percy-Smith, Lone (2008). "Factors That Affect the Social Well-Being of Children with Cochlear Implants". Cochlear ... cochlear implantation, and the use of listening and spoken language for deaf children and adults. Parents and professionals who ... Deaf activists call cochlear implants the audists' tool of cultural genocide that is wiping out the Deaf community. Groups such ...

*Language acquisition by deaf children

Strong evidence indicates that the earlier the cochlear implantation is done, the less delays there are in language development ... Cochlear Implants - Benefits and Risks of Cochlear Implants. (September 8, 2010). In U.S. Food and Drug Administration. ... "Spoken Language Development in Children Following Cochlear Implantation". JAMA. 303 (15): 1498-1506. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.451 ... A cochlear implant is placed surgically inside the cochlea, which is the part of the inner ear that converts sound to neural ...

*Cross modal plasticity

"Cross-modal plasticity underpins language recovery after cochlear implantation". Neuron. 30 (3): 657-63. doi:10.1016/s0896-6273 ... Another way to see cross modal plasticity in the deaf is when looking at the effects of installing cochlear implants. For those ... so they perform better with cochlear implants. It was also found that the visual cortex was activated only when the sounds that ... "Cross-modal reorganization and speech perception in cochlear implant users". Brain. 129 (12): 3376-83. doi:10.1093/brain/awl264 ...

*Superficial siderosis

2006) Successful cochlear implantation in a patient with superficial siderosis. American Journal of Otolarynology-Head and Neck ... 2009) Cochlear implant patients with superficial siderosis. J. Am. Acad. Audiol., 20, 348-352. Hathaway, B. et al. ( ... Most people do not notice a large improvement after successful implantation, which is most likely due to damage to the ... Alleviation of the most common symptom, hearing loss, has been varyingly successful through the use of cochlear implants. ...

*Binaural fusion

Tyler, R.S.; Dunn, C.C.; Witt, S.A.; Preece, J.P. (2003). "Update on bilateral cochlear implantation". Current Opinion in ... The cochlear nerve spans from the cochlea of the inner ear to the ventral cochlear nuclei located in the pons of the brainstem ... Lim, DJ (1980). "Cochlear anatomy related to cochlear micromechanics. A review". J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 67 (5): 1686-1695. doi: ... Fibers from the left cochlear nucleus terminate on the left of MSO neurons, and fibers from the right cochlear nucleus ...

*Arts syndrome

Sensorineural hearing loss has been treated with cochlear implantation with good results. Ataxia and visual impairment from ...

*History of deaf education in the United States

Hassanzadeh, S. (2012-10-01). "Outcomes of cochlear implantation in deaf children of deaf parents: comparative study". The ... In 1990, cochlear implants were approved for children two years of age and up. This drastically changed education for deaf ... "Opposing Appoaches". Cochlear War. MSM Productions. 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2012. "Education of the Deaf". Oshkosh, Wisconsin ... Laughton, Joan (August 1997). "Educating Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Cochlear Implants. ERIC Digest #E554". ...

*Beaumont Hospital, Dublin

It is also the National Referral Centre for Neurosurgery and Neurology, Renal Transplantation, and Cochlear Implantation. It is ... Regional Ear, Nose and Throat Centre and National Centre for Cochlear implantation. Regional Gastroenterology Centre In ...

*Dynamin-like 120 kDa protein

... site of lesion and outcome of cochlear implantation". Brain. 138 (Pt 3): 563-76. doi:10.1093/brain/awu378. PMC 4339771 . PMID ... As the mutations can lead to degeneration of auditory nerve fibres, cochlear implants provide a therapeutic means to improve ...

*Volume Interactions Pte Ltd

"3-D CT and MRI co-registration in the assessment of cochlear implantation". Medical Science Monitor: International Medical ...

*Mastoidectomy

PMID: 25187749 2. Using autogenous mastoid cortical bone cap to cover the mastoidectomy defect during cochlear implantation. ... In addition, it is sometimes performed as part of other procedures (cochlear implant) or for access to the middle ear. There ...

*Linguistic discrimination

When making a decision about cochlear implantation, parents are not properly educated about the benefits of ASL or the Deaf ... Hyde, Merv; Punch, Renée; Komesaroff, Linda (2010-01-01). "Coming to a Decision About Cochlear Implantation: Parents Making ... that deaf kids without cochlear implants acquire ASL with much greater ease than deaf kids with cochlear implants acquire ... Crouch, Robert A. (1997-01-01). "Letting the Deaf Be Deaf Reconsidering the Use of Cochlear Implants in Prelingually Deaf ...

*Speech perception

Cochlear implantation restores access to the acoustic signal in individuals with sensorineural hearing loss. The acoustic ... Several months following implantation, children with cochlear implants can normalize speech perception. One of the basic ... duration of deafness prior to implantation, age of onset of deafness, age at implantation (such age effects may be related to ... For cochlear implant users, it is more difficult to understand unknown speakers and sounds. The perceptual abilities of ...

*Lip reading

The use of cued speech in cochlear implantation for deafness is likely to be positive. A similar approach, involving the use of ... In deaf people who have a cochlear implant, pre-implant lip-reading skill can predict post-implant (auditory or audiovisual) ... "Cued speech for enhancing speech perception and first language development of children with cochlear implants". Trends in ... "Development of audiovisual comprehension skills in prelingually deaf children with cochlear implants". Ear & Hearing. 26 (2): ...

*Microtia

Age for BAHA implantation depends on whether the child is in Europe (18 months) or the US (age 5). Until then it is possible to ... If the hearing loss is severe to profound in both ears, the child may be a candidate for a cochlear implant (beyond the scope ...
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: The (cost-)effectiveness and the subsequent reimbursement of bilateral cochlear implantation has been vigorously debated. Throughout the world healthcare commissioners are still struggling with the decision to reimburse bilateral implantation. Given this debate, this studys objective was to review the literature on the cost-utility of bilateral cochlear implantation in both children and adults, and study the impact of the used cost and quality-of-life estimates. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. METHODS: Electronic databases were systematically searched for relevant studies published up to December 2010. All studies reporting on cost-utility and bilateral cochlear implantation were included. RESULTS: Five studies fulfilled the inclusion criteria. The methodological quality of the studies, assessed with Drummonds checklist of cost-effectiveness studies, varied from poor to good. The assumptions regarding gain in quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) and direct costs varied ...
Is cochlear implantation a good treatment method for profoundly deafened elderly? Magdalena Lachowska, Agnieszka Pastuszka, Paulina Glinka, Kazimierz Niemczyk Department of Otolaryngology, Hearing Implant Center, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland Purpose: To assess the benefits of cochlear implantation in the elderly. Patients and methods: A retrospective analysis of 31 postlingually deafened elderly (≥60 years of age) with unilateral cochlear implants was conducted. Audiological testing included preoperative and postoperative pure-tone audiometry and a monosyllabic word recognition test presented from recorded material in free field. Speech perception tests included Ling's six sound test (sound detection, discrimination, and identification), syllable discrimination, and monosyllabic and multisyllabic word recognition (open set) without lip-reading. Everyday life benefits from cochlear implantation were also evaluated. Results: The mean age at the time of cochlear implantation was 72
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A cochlear implant electrode assembly (10) comprising an elongate electrode carrier member (11), a bioresorbable stiffening element (15) and an outer layer (16) surrounding the stiffening element (15). The carrier member (11) is made of a resiliently flexible first material and has a plurality of electrodes (12) mounted thereon and has a first configuration selected to allow it to be inserted into an implantees cochlea, and at least a second configuration wherein it is curved to match a surface of the cochlea. The bioresorbable stiffening element (15) has a configuration selected for biassing the elongate member (11) into the first configuratin and is made of a second material relatively stiffer than the first material and which dissolves or softens on exposure to cochlear fluids to permit the elongate member (11) to at least approach or adopt the second configuration. The outer layer (16) surrounding the stiffening element (15) is made of a material sufficiently resiliently flexible to allow the
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Background. Cochlear implants have become an accepted and successful treatment for profound sensorineural deafness in both children and adults. Essential to the effective and efficient localized stimulation of the auditory nerves, is the position of the implant electrode array stimulating sites within the scala tympani (ST). However, the small size, delicate internal structures and helical shape of the cochlear chambers complicate the matter of precise positioning of the implant electrode array. The design, fabrication process, and in vitro testing of a fluid actuator to steer a thin-film electrode array is presented. The application chosen to show feasibility is for a cochlear implant, however, the actuator might be used for cortical electrode arrays, for example. Method of Approach. The actuator functions by a change of internal fluid pressure within one or more flattened and curled polymer microtubes, expanding the highly elliptical cross section of each tube thereby stiffening it and causing ...
0115]At decision block 312, if it is determined that the measured response is an ECR waveform, at step 318 the intracochlear electrode associated with the frequency of the tone that generated the response is identified. At step 320, the map of the cochlear stimulation system is adjusted by setting the T level for e(j), Te(j), for electrode e(j) to the current stimulation level used to generate the response, which is A. At step 322, the center frequency of e(j), fce(j), is removed from the set of frequencies that are to be included in the next configuration of the sound stimulation signal. At step 324, N is decremented to indicate that one less intracochlear electrode is left to be adjusted during the fitting. Decision block 326 checks to see if the last intracochlear electrode has been adjusted. If N is not 0, the next sound stimulation signal is configured at step 306. The process then continues at steps 308, 310 and decision block 312 as described above. If at decision block 326, N has reached ...
Received her BS in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan, where she studied neuroplasticity following cochlear implantation. She joined Dr. Mozaffarians group as a Junior Research Fellow in 2014, and her current work focuses on evaluating nutrient intake and global dietary patterns for the Global Dietary Database, in addition to a meta-analysis on the effectiveness of food regulation policies.. ...
I would also like to give you an update on where Im at since going to Mayo Clinic for the the dizziness and balance issues Im still having. Ive been told what I have is called PPPD (Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness) - Yeah, I never heard of it either! In a nutshell, PPPD is motion sensitivity triggered from the trauma of the cochlear implant surgery…..Im not going to mislead you, cochlear implant surgery is quite invasive and as a result, I developed this complex vestibular disorder where your brain becomes hypersensitive to your own movement as well as things moving around you (visual vertigo). I feel intense discomfort in places like supermarkets, moving vehicles or places that have busy patterned surfaces. If youve ever been on a cruise and get off the boat, but still have the feeling like youre on the boat, that is how I feel on a daily basis - a floating feeling. My head feels foggy and I lose my balance easily. I am told I can overcome this and holding on to hope that I ...
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New York February 26, 2009 Contrary to conventional medical wisdom, a new study by NYU Langone Medical Center researchers shows that healthy elderly patients with severe to profound
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Objective: Small incision cochlear implant surgery in children has been advocated to reduce post-operative morbidity and have a psychological effect on parents. With small incision techniques, it is not always possible to securely fix the device in place. This risks displacement of the device, particularly in active children. This technique has been used through minimal-access approach in children. Methods: Among 80 cochlear implantations in children performed between January 2003 and December 2010, there were 32 ...
Einleitung: Im Zusammenhang mit der Indikationserweiterung zur Cochlear Implant Versorgung ist das intracochleäre Trauma vermehrt von Interesse. Ziel dieser Untersuchung war die Evaluation der Insertionsergebnisse nach Cochlear Implantation bei Patienten, die mit einem MedEl-Elektrodenträger[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL ...
Cochlear implant technology is growing rapidly in Malaysia to assist patients with hearing problems especially among children. Cochlear implants may be beneficial for the speech development of children and help children attend normal schools. However, the success of cochlear implants depends on the detection and early intervention of children and efforts to habilitation / rehabilitation by therapists and parents.. The latest scenario in Malaysia, most users only use cochlear implant in one ear only. Therefore, various studies have been conducted to evaluate the benefits of cochlear implants. According to a study on the use of cochlear implant and its impact on the binaural processing for pediatric patients and adults showed that patients using bimodal fitting get better benefits than patients using cochlear implant or hearing aid in one ear only (Molly Justus, 2008).. ...
Objectives/Hypothesis: This study documents the importance of preserving residual low-frequency acoustic hearing as those with more residual hearing are selected for cochlear implantation. Surgical strategies used for hearing preservation with a short hybrid cochlear implant are outlined. The benefits of preserved residual low-frequency hearing, improved word understanding in noise, and music appreciation are described.. Study Design: Multicenter, prospective, single-subject design.. Methods: Records were reviewed of 21 individuals participating in an Food and Drug Administration (FDA) feasibility clinical trial who have received an Iowa/Nucleus 10 mm electrode. A second group of subjects receiving implants at the University of Iowa that have used the 10 mm device between 2 years and 6 months were also reviewed. Outcome measures included standardized tests of monosyllabic word understanding, spondees in noise, and common melody recognition.. Results: Low-frequency hearing was maintained in all ...
Children with profound deafness are at risk for serious reading difficulties. Multiple factors affect their development of reading skills, including use of cochlear implants. Further, multiple factors influence the overall success that children experience with their cochlear implants. These factors include the age at which they receive an implant, method of communication, vocabulary skills, preoperative residual hearing, and socioeconomic status. Ninety-one children with prelingual and profound hearing impairments who received cochlear implants at varying ages participated in the study. Structural equation modeling confirmed that multiple factors affected young cochlear implant users reading comprehension skills and that there were significant associations between the predictors of reading comprehension. Pre-implant vocabulary had an indirect positive effect on reading through postimplant vocabulary, which had a direct positive effect on reading. Overall, children with stronger language skills ...
Ramesh C. Deka (Assamese: ৰমেশ চন্দ্ৰ ডেকা; born 1 October 1948 in Assam) is an ENT specialist and the Ex-Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, which is globally recognised as the premier Medical Institute of India. He is one of the pioneers of cochlear implant surgery in India and has performed the countrys first bilateral cochlear implantation surgery. An accomplished ENT surgeon and a reputed teacher, Prof. Deka has performed over 300 cochlear implant surgeries, including 200 in children, with excellent results. He is an expert in endoscopic sinus and laryngeal/voice surgery. He has published more than 200 research papers in national and international journals. He has also contributed chapters in several Indian and foreign books. Seven books, including three leading text books, published abroad, contain citation of Dr. Dekas works in the field of otology, audiology, facial palsy, evoked potential, neurotology, rhinology and laryngeal cancer. Ramesh ...
Universal newborn hearing screening has allowed for the identification of severe to profound hearing loss at birth or within a few months thereafter. Because universal hearing screening programs have been and continue to be established throughout the United States, between 85% and 99% of newborns are being screened for hearing loss within 1 day of being born, with the remainder being tested within the first few months of life. This new population of hearing-impaired infants, who by virtue of the extent of their hearing losses are possible candidates for cochlear implantation, provides new opportunities and challenges.. Research over time has demonstrated that the early identification of significant hearing loss followed by intervention procedures, including hearing aid usage commencing during the first 6 months of life, significantly increases the level of language development, speech intelligibility, and emotional stability as compared with children with later identification and ...
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a heterogeneous disease of the connective tissue caused by a defective gene that is responsible for the production of collagen type I, leading to defective bone matrix and connective tissue. Hearing loss affects 35-60% of the patients and will progress to deafness in 2-11% of OI patients for whom cochlear implantation may become the only remaining treatment option. Three patients with OI were retrieved from the Nijmegen Cochlear Implant Centres database. Most of the specific observations in ear surgery on patients with OI, such as brittle scutum, sclerotic thickening of the cochlea, hyperplastic mucosa in the middle ear and persistent bleeding, were encountered in these 3 patients. In case 3, with severe deformities on the CT scan, misplacement of the electrode array into the horizontal semicircular canal occurred. In all 3 cases, programming was hindered by nonauditory stimulation. Even after reimplantation, nonauditory sensations lead to case 3 becoming a ...
Dr. Daniela Carvalho is a pediatric otolaryngologist with expertise in pediatric otology (ear surgery). She is currently the department of surgery chair, medical director of surgical services and the director of the hearing program at Rady Childrens Hospital-San Diego. She is also a clinical professor of surgery at UC San Diego school of Medicine.. She was the first surgeon in San Diego to do BAHA surgery in pediatric patients and also to do surgery for the sophono device. Dr. Carvalho earned her medical degree and completed her otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residency at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) School of Medical Sciences (FCM) in Brazil, and completed a two-year pediatric otolaryngology fellowship training at Rady Childrens Hospital-San Diego. Her current research includes the impact of bilinguism in pediatric cochlear implant patients, the evaluation process of pediatric cochlear implantation and endoscopic otologic surgery.. Dr. Carvalho is very active in several national ...
May 9, 2016 - (DURHAM, NC) - In celebration of Mays Better Hearing and Speech month, hearing implant leader MED-EL announced the launch of their first-ever Spotify playlist designed specifically for cochlear implant users. Spotify is a desktop and mobile streaming music service that offers free and paid subscriptions. Cochlear implant (CI) users are invited to follow MED-EL on…
Now, parents of deaf children have at hand a complete guide to the process of cochlear implantation. Written by two eminent professionals in deaf education, The Parents Guide to Cochlear Implants explains in a friendly, easy-to-follow style each stage of the process. Parents will discover how to have their child evaluated to determine her or his suitability for an implant. They ll learn about implant device options, how to choose an implant center, and every detail of the surgical procedure. The initial switch-on is described along with counseling about device maintenance.. Most importantly, parents will learn their roles in helping their child adjust to and successfully use the cochlear implant. The Parents Guide to Cochlear Implants emphasizes such critical subjects as learning to listen through home activities, implants as tools for language development, and critical issues regarding school placement. This encouraging book considers the implications for performance in light of the whole ...
by Susan Boswell These are often the first words spoken when a cochlear implant recipients processor is turned on. And they have been a rite of passage for more than 36,000 people around the world who have received cochlear implants over the last two decades. Technological advances have brought dramatic changes in candidacy criteria, opening the door for more people with severe and profound hearing losses to choose this option.. When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first approved a cochlear implant with a single electrode for adults in 1985 and for children in 1990, only those who were almost completely deaf and could only perceive vibrations with a hearing aid could qualify.. Today, children and adults who were not candidates just two years ago may well be considered as candidates. The age of pediatric candidates has dropped from 2 years to as young as 12 months, and eligibility criteria for adults continue to expand.. A growing body of research has demonstrated that children who ...
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the rate of progress in the 2nd implanted ear as it relates to the 1st implanted ear and to bilateral performance in adult sequential cochlear implant recipients. In addition, this study aimed to identify factors that contribute to patient outcomes. Method: The authors performed a prospective longitudinal study in 21 adults who received bilateral sequential cochlear implants. Testing occurred at 6 intervals: prebilateral through 12 months postbilateral implantation. Measures evaluated speech recognition in quiet and noise, localization, and perceived benefit. Results: Second ear performance was similar to 1st ear performance by 6 months postbilateral implantation. Bilateral performance was generally superior to either ear alone; however, participants with shorter 2nd ear length of deafness (|20 years) had more rapid early improvement and better overall outcomes than those with longer 2nd ear length of deafness (|30 years). All
Dr Chang treats a variety of children and adult ENT conditions and is a pioneer in minimally invasive ear surgery in Brisbane. He uses the latest technique in cochlear implant surgery to achieve excellent hearing outcomes for his patients.. Dr Chang is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Australian Society of Otolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery. Dr Chang has a Doctorate of Medical Science in Hearing Preservation in Cochlear Implant Surgery awarded by the University of Melbourne. He has been an invited speaker at various international meetings and is actively involved in research.. ...
Find information on cochlear implants, surgically placed devices designed to provide hearing to children who have profound hearing loss in ears. For more information on cochlear implants, call St. Louis Childrens Hospital at 314-454-KIDS (5437).
Sevy, A.B.G., Bortfeld, H, Huppert, T.J., Beauchamp, M.S., Tonini, R.E., Oghalai, J.S. Neuroimaging with Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Demonstrates Speech-Evoked Activity in the Auditory Cortex of Deaf Children Following Cochlear Implantation. Hearing Research. 2010 Dec; 270: 39-47. Click here to download the PDF ...
In a hurry? Check out the Cochlear Implant Comparison Chart, the most frequently updated and technically accurate cochlear implant manufacturer comparison chart. But do take the time to read this page to better understand some of the terminology used in the Guide. Three factors contribute to your success with a cochlear implant. Your hearing history Practice and rehabilitation…
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Annual lecture established in 1994 in commemoration of the work of Graham Fraser. Integrated into the programme of the Otology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine 1996 - 2014. Hosted by the British Cochlear Implant Group within their annual conference from 2015.
Bilateral cochlear implantation is implantation on both sides, or the use of two cochlear implants. The advantages of bilateral hearing implants for the development of children with hearing loss have been demonstrated in numerous clinical studies.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cochlear implants are electronic devices that stimulate auditory nerves directly, bypassing damage in the inner ear, and thus restoring some hearing. Although cochlear implants have revolutionized the treatment ...
Robotic surgical assistants, most famously the da Vinci surgical system, have become commonplace in many hospitals. Robotics has the potential to give surg
After contracting a meningitis infection that required immediate surgery, Evie Smith became the youngest person in the UK to receive a cochlear implant.
Cochlear Implants and FM Systems. THREE BASIC WAYS TO USE FM SYSTEMS WITH CIsAudio CouplingDesktop Soundfield FM systemsElectrical CouplingPatch cords connect FM Receiver to CIDirect Plug-in of FM ReceiverT-Coil CouplingProcessor has t-coil to receive electromagnetic signal from the Body-worn FM system with Neckloop. Slideshow 293551 by linaeve
How does a cochlear implant work?. For those patients, who suffers from damaged Hair Cells in the Cochlea or Inner ear region subsequently lost their hearing senses or hearing is compromised and cannot be further benefitted with hearing aid. The cochlear implant mechanically delivers / transfers the sound waves to the nerve for enabling the patient to hear clearly. The process is described below:. ...
The cognitive function of older adults with profound hearing loss significantly improved after undergoing cochlear implantation, according to a new study.
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Most modern day cochlear implant (CI) candidates have residual acoustic hearing in one or both ears. Several studies have shown that this residual hearing provi...
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A cochlear implant (CI) is an electronic device that can provide a sense of hearing to deaf or profoundly hearing impaired listeners by directly activating auditory nerve fibers. Optimal auditory performance with a CI requires subject-specific adjustments of several system parameters, i.e. the CI needs to be "fitted" to the individual user. A large number of system parameters is available to the clinician in the fitting software. For some of these parameters it is essential that they are individualized prior to switching on the device, since they ensure that sounds are audible without making sounds uncomfortably loud. For other parameters subject-specific optimization is less essential and a one-size-fits-all approach of using default settings results in good performance for the majority of CI users. However, these default settings may not always result in optimal settings for individual CI users and subject-specific fine-tuning of these parameter settings may further improve performance and/or ...
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For many years scientists tinkered to find a perfect replacement for the damaged or dysplastic inner ear. Cochlear implants receive a sound, convert it into electrical stimuli and send these impulses directly to the auditory nerve, thereby giving hearing impaired children the chance to connect to the world of sounds and noises.
The co-primary study endpoints will be statistically significant differences between the mean, preoperative AzBio Sentences score in noise (unilateral acoustic, ear to be implanted) and postoperative AzBio Sentences score in noise (Hybrid mode) for the activated, Hybrid L24 cochlear implant subjects.. The AzBio Sentence Test consists of 15 lists of 20 sentences each. AzBio sentences are spoken by different talkers in a conversational style with limited contextual cues that the listener can use to predict or fill in unintelligible words. Each list includes 5 sentences from 4 different male and female speakers. Each word in the sentence counts towards the overall score. ...
CAM quiz The purpose of this quiz is to provide a convenient means of self-assessment of your reading of the scientific content of this issue of JAOA. Enter your an-swers to the questions in the spaces provided so that you can easily check them with the an-swers that will be published next month. To apply for CME credit, trans-fer your answers to the mail-in card on page 25 and return it to the CME office. So that you may complete this self-assessment in privacy, use only your member number to apply for CME credit. The CME office will record only the fact that you have completed the self-assessment test. Any grading will be done by the Edi-torial Department only for the purpose of planning areas of study which may be helpful to cover in future issues of JAOA. 1. Cochlear implantations of pre-lingually profoundly deaf pa-tients and postlingually pro-foundly deaf persons have shown equal success. - (a) True (b) False 2. What is the current recom-mended minimal elemental cal-cium intake for adult ...
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Researchers at MIT's Microsystems Technology Laboratory (MTL), together with physicians from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI), have developed a new, low-power signal-processing chip that could lead to a cochlear implant that requires no external hardware. The implant would be wirelessly recharged and would run for about eight hours on each charge.
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Almost two decades after the daughter of rugby league legend Wally Lewis, Jamie-Lee, received a cochlear implant researchers will peer inside her brain to learn ...
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In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a technique which may be used in conjunction with an automated Z-pin insertion process to automatically monitor the insertion energy applied to the Z-pins during the initial insertion phase of the automated insertion process, and compare it to an empirically derived value for good insertions, thereafter allowing the insertion process to continue to a predetermined additional insertion depth before terminating the process. The insertion energy is calculated by cumulatively summing the insertion force and multiplying it by the insertion time, thus yielding the cumulative energy. At a specified, predetermined insertion depth, the energy accumulation is stopped and the value at the initial insertion depth is stored and compared to an empirically derived value. If the value is less than the empirical value, the insertion energy is too low, thus indicating that either a partial grid insertion is being encountered or defective Z-pins are being
We learned that Dr. Choo does believe bilateral implantation provides a child with some benefit, but not enough where he is doing the bilateral implantation at the same time as standard practice. He said that it doubles the length of the surgery and that getting insurance approval is difficult. This does not mean that he is opposed to doing them at the same time, just that it is not his standard choice ...
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Project 4: An overall goal of this P50 is to evaluate the possible advantages that cochlear implants (Cl) designed to preserve acoustic hearing (Hybrid Cl) may...
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Can you have implantation bleeding day after sex - Bleeding day after sex implantation bleeding? No. Implantation bleeding occasionally occurs as the embryo attaches to the uterine lining. Implantation begins about 6 days after ovulation. Spotting a day after intercourse would not be implantation from an embryo formed on that day.
spotting or blood in discharge so just ignore those people who say what theres look like every women is different ok . Is it normal to get blood clots during implantation bleeding? . How many days does implantation bleeding last? Implantation bleeding is usually a little bit of spotting over 1 or 2 days, nothing like a period ...
Implantation bleeding 5 weeks pregnant - Can you have implantation bleeding at 5 weeks pregnant? No. Definitely not. You can have bleeding at 5 weeks for many reasons, but it is not implantation, that happened almost a month before.
Is there spotting during implantation only if ure pregnant or do u spot before your period during this time anyway?? And what exactly happens during this time (implantation)??
The standard transmastoid facial recess approach has become the popular technique for cochlear implantation. Although this approach has been used for implantation in patients with common cavity malformations, in patients with this anomaly and severe abnormalities of the middle ear, this approach may be technically difficult and makes the facial nerve vulnerable to injury. Using a direct approach to the common cavity through the mastoid cavity, we have successfully performed cochlear implantation in 1 patient with a common cavity malformation. This transmastoid labyrinthotomy approach to the common cavity is an effective and simple technique for placing the electrode array. It minimizes the risk to the facial nerve and may decrease postoperative cerebrospinal fluid leaks.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Loudness balance between acoustic and electric stimulation by a patient with a multichannel cochlear implant. AU - Dorman, Michael. AU - Smith, L.. AU - Parkin, J. L.. PY - 1993/8. Y1 - 1993/8. N2 - Estimates of loudness balance were obtained for acoustically and electrically presented 250 Hz sine signals from a patient who uses the Ineraid multichannel cochlear implant. Acoustic and electric loudness matching was possible because the patient evidenced a 25 dB HL threshold at 250 Hz in his nonimplanted ear. The level of the electrical stimulus in microamperes required for a balance of loudness grew linearly with equal increments in decibels for the acoustic stimulus. These data, in concert with the very limited data from previous studies, provide a rationale for using a logarithmic transformation of acoustic to electric intensity in signal processors for cochlear implants.. AB - Estimates of loudness balance were obtained for acoustically and electrically presented 250 Hz sine ...
Single or Multi-Channel Cochlear Implants Cochlear implants are recognized as an effective treatment of sensorineural deafness. While use of a unilateral cochlear implant in an individual with severe to profound hearing loss has become a standard clinical practice, bilateral implantation is less common. Evolution of cochlear implant devices has focused on minimizing the internally implanted electrodes, such that one device, the Nucleus® 24 (Cochlear Americas, Englewood, CO), received FDA approval (2000) for use in children 12 months of age and older. A review of the early peer-reviewed literature includes several reports on individuals with bilateral cochlear implants (Long, 2003; Muller, 2002; Schoen, 2005; Tyler, 2002; van Hoesel, 2002; van Hoesel, 2003). These early reports evaluated small numbers of individuals and provided limited outcome information. In these reports, most, but not all, individuals reported very slight to modest improvements in sound localization and speech ...
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Treatment of pediatric medulloblastoma, the most common malignant tumor of the CNS in children, requires a combination of surgical excision, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Prior research has documented ototoxicity and middle ear disease in 25% to 90% of patients treated with multimodality therapy.5, 7, 11 At this institution, pediatric medulloblastoma patients receive a cumulative cisplatin dose of 300 mg, decreased from the standard of 600 mg. Early analysis suggests that this reduction may minimize ototoxic sequelae, however long-term data on SNHL is lacking. Further, the percentage of patients in this population that will ultimately qualify for cochlear implantation has not yet been documented.. Damage to the auditory system from chemotherapeutic agents, specifically platinum-based compounds, as well as radiation therapy is well documented. Cisplatinum ototoxicity is typically characterized by irreversible, bilateral, symmetric, high-frequency SNHL.5, 7 Ototoxicity can be related to ...
Children with bilateral cochlear implants are found to have better language and vocabulary skills than children with unilateral cochlear implants, a study shows.
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A cochlear implant is an electronic device that transmits electrical impulses to the brain where they are perceived as sounds both for children who are born deaf or become deaf and also deaf or severely hard of hearing adults.. The cochlear implant consists of two parts:. - the external part with a speech processor incorporating a microphone which is placed behind the ear with a transmitter coil or with a compact, single-unit audio processor that is held in place by magnets over the implanted receiver. - a surgically implanted internal part consisting of a receiver package implanted in a recess in the mastoid bone which is connected to the electrode array positioned within the cochlea.. Today the possibility of obtaining a cochlear implant in Europe is still very uneven and depends in particular on the social insurance system of the country concerned.. It should be remembered that health policy in the European Union is in the first place the responsibility of each state member.. Numerous ...
For more information about Advanced Bionics products, services, and rehabilitative and educational resources, contact an AB representative, follow AB on Facebook and Twitter, or visit AdvancedBionics.com. Information on other apps available from AB can be found at AdvancedBionics.com/ABapps. About Advanced Bionics Advanced Bionics is a global leader in developing the most advanced cochlear implant systems in the world. Founded in 1993 and a subsidiary of the Sonova Group since 2009, AB develops cutting-edge cochlear implant technology that allows recipients to hear their best. AB offers the most sophisticated cochlear implant system on the market, the HiResolution™ Bionic Ear System, with five times more resolution than its competitors, designed to help recipients hear in noisy settings and enjoy the full dimensions of music. With sales in over 50 countries and a proven track record for developing high-performing, state-of-the-art products, ABs talented group of technologists and ...
DiNino, M., Wright, R. A., Winn, M. B., Bierer, J. A., "Vowel and consonant confusions from spectrally manipulated stimuli designed to simulate poor cochlear implant electrode-neuron interfaces." J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 140(6): 4404-4418, 2016.. Bierer, J.A., Litvak, L. "Reducing channel interaction through cochlear implant programming may improve speech perception: Current focusing and channel deactivation." Trends in Hearing. 17; 20, 2016.. Cosentino, S., Carlyon, R.P., Deeks, J.M., Parkinson, W., Bierer, J.A., "Rate discrimination, gap detection and ranking of temporal pitch in cochlear implant users." J. Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol. 17(4):371-82, 2016.. Bierer, J.A., Spindler, E., Bierer, S.M., Wright, R.A. "An examination of sources of variability across the Consonant-Nucleus-Consonant test in cochlear implant listeners." Trends in Hearing. 17; 20, 2016.. DeVries, L.A., Scheperle, R.A., Bierer, J.A., "Assessing the electrode-neuron interface with the electrically-evoked compound action potential, ...
This update explores the importance of early auditory stimulation by considering the development of speech processing skills in profoundly deaf children who have received a cochlear implant. This literature is relevant to issues affecting children with Down syndrome, because like them, children with cochlear implants have hearing difficulties, but unlike the former, they do not have oral-motor issues.
MRI testing performed for the HiRes 90K and HiRes 90K Advantage cochlear implant indicated that image shadowing may extend as far as 70 cm2 (with the magnet removed) and 210 cm2 (with the magnet in place) from the implant resulting in loss of diagnostic information in the implant vicinity. The extent of the shadowing may be minimized by adjusting the signal parameters.. MRI testing of the HiRes 90K and HiRes 90K Advantage cochlear implant with the internal magnet in place is only available in markets where regulatory approval has been received. Contact your Advanced Bionics representative for more information.. For additional information regarding the use of an MRI scanner with a HiRes 90K or HiRes 90K Advantage device, please contact Advanced Bionics Technical Support and please read the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for the HiRes 90K and HiRes 90K Advantage CI (9050050269) or contact Advanced Bionics Technical Support.. ...
MRI testing performed for the HiRes 90K and HiRes 90K Advantage cochlear implant indicated that image shadowing may extend as far as 70 cm2 (with the magnet removed) and 210 cm2 (with the magnet in place) from the implant resulting in loss of diagnostic information in the implant vicinity. The extent of the shadowing may be minimized by adjusting the signal parameters.. MRI testing of the HiRes 90K and HiRes 90K Advantage cochlear implant with the internal magnet in place is only available in markets where regulatory approval has been received. Contact your Advanced Bionics representative for more information.. For additional information regarding the use of an MRI scanner with a HiRes 90K or HiRes 90K Advantage device, please contact Advanced Bionics Technical Support and please read the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for the HiRes 90K and HiRes 90K Advantage CI (9050050269) or contact Advanced Bionics Technical Support.. ...
A team of surgeons and engineers of Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, and the ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, University of Bern (Switzerland), have developed a high-precision surgical robot for cochlear ...
Cochlear implants have instigated a popular but controversial revolution in the treatment of deafness. This book discusses the physiological bases of using artificial devices to electrically stimulate the brain to interpret sounds. As the first successful device to restore neural function, the cochlear implant serves as a model for research in neuroscience and biomedical engineering.
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Omics group organizes Cochlear Implants national symposiums, conferences across the globe in association with popular Cochlear Implants associations and companies. OMICS group planned its conferences, and events in america, europe, middle east and asia pacific. locations which are popular with international conferences, symposiums and events are china, canada, dubai, uae, france, spain, india, australia, italy, germany, singapore, malaysia, brazil, south korea, san francisco, las vegas, san antonio, omaha, orlando, raleigh, santa clara, chicago, philadelphia, baltimore, united kingdom, valencia, dubai, beijing, hyderabad, bengaluru and mumbai
A position paper on cochlear implantation was examined April 6, 2013 in Istanbul in margin of the Annual General Assembly of EURO-CIU.. Proposed by the board of the association, the following document was approved by the members after constructive consultations.. After all, it seems legitimate that the European Association of Cochlear Implant Users should take a clear position in this field.. In the more or less near future, EURO-CIU could modify all or part of this document depending on the evolution of indications or technology.. As Chairman of EURO-CIU, I fully welcome the fruitful discussions that preceded the adoption of our common position.. Gilles ...
Auditory evoked potentials (AEP) are highly demanded during the whole process of equipping patients with cochlear implants (CI). They play an essential role in preoperative diagnostics, intraoperative testing, and postoperative monitoring of auditory performance and success. The versatility of AEPs is essentially enhanced by their property to be evokable by acoustic as well as electric stimuli. Thus, the electric responses of the auditory system following acoustic stimulation and recorded by the conventional surface technique as well as by transtympanic derivation from the promontory (Electrocochleography [ECochG]) are used for the quantitative determination of hearing loss and, additionally, electrically evoked compound actions potentials (ECAP) can be recorded with the intracochlear electrodes of the implant just adjacent to the stimulation electrode to check the functional integrity of the device and its coupling to the auditory system ...
If you have moderate to profound hearing loss and hearing aids are no longer helping, a cochlear implant could be an effective option for you.
Objective:The purpose of this investigation is to conduct a systematic review of the long-term speech-recognition outcomes of ABIs in postlingually deafened adults, and to compare outcomes of ABIs in adults with NF2/tumors to adults without NF2. Methods: A comprehensive search utilizing various peer reviewed databases via the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center Library was conducted to identify relevant studies investigating speech-recognition outcomes in ABI patients with postlingual deafness, both with and without tumors. Inclusion criteria included studies that involved at least one adult ABI patient (with or without NF2) with postlingual deafness, who was seen for follow-up auditory performance testing at one-year post-activation or later. Results: Thirteen articles met inclusion criteria for this systematic review. The studies utilized various materials for speech-recognition assessment to evaluate speech-recognition performance. Because of the great diversity among the materials
EDITORIAL USE ONLY: Surgeon Michael Pringle holds the internal parts of a binaural cochlear implant device. The circular part sits under the skin against the skull with the shorter electrode array going into the cochlea on that side of the head. The longer array runs under the skin across the top of the skull to the cochlea in the other ear. External microphones and processors determine the stimulation to be applied to the internal arrays to give effective stereo hearing. Photographed at Southampton General Hospital, UK.
Cochlear implant, 3D coloured computed tomography (CT) scan. This device is implanted in the scalp, connected to the ear and the brain. The external component (microphone and sound processor) is worn on the ear. Alead takes the sound to the transmitter part of the device, which is magnetically bound to the internal component which has been surgically placed on the skull under the skin (pink, blue and green areas). The internal component converts the sound signal into electrical impulses sent to electrodes (yellow) implanted in the cochlea, the organ of hearing, allowing those with hearing losses to regain a sense of hearing. - Stock Image C036/8952
The PORA Programme is targeted at groups of parents and professionals working with deaf and/or hearing impaired children with hearing aids and/or cochlear implants with the aim to impart basic knowledge, to share information on recent developments in this field and to encourage exchange of experience amongst the participants.. Why PORA? PORA stands for "call for action" among the target audience to upgrade their knowledge and network with the aim of further improving CI practice on a global basis and thus delivering better quality and more efficient care to children suffering from hearing loss. PORA is here to promote use of modern methods of communication among parents and thus develop a strong network of like-minded individuals sharing the same values, aspirations, and most importantly, needs.. Its time to get connected for the benefit of ourselves - therapists and parents - and of our children!. PORA offers you:. ...
As was the case for first generation cochlear implants, early sight recovery devices have relied on straightforward signal processing and encoding schemes that assume that the transformation from stimulation to percept is virtually linear: these models presume that stimulating a grid of positions on the retina leads to the corresponding percept of a grid of luminous dots. However, a variety of psychophysical [19-24] and retinal [25] data, as well as the potential distortions described in this review, suggest that this linear scoreboard model is inadequate as an encoding model. To take the development of cochlear implant technology as a guide, a combination of psychophysical and neurophysiological research has led to dramatic improvements in cochlear implant coding schemes over the years. Indeed, for cochlear implants it could be argued that improvements in encoding have been as important as improvements in physical technology in improving perceptual outcomes [26,27].. Two main ways of ...
A cochlear implant works differently than a hearing aid. Hearing aids amplify sounds so that a person with nerve damage can hear more clearly. 435-628-3334
The invention of the cochlear implant offers children with cerebral palsy and with hearing impairment an opportunity for auditory excellence...
Cochlear implantation in deaf children can have a highly successful outcome, but only when careful patient selection and after care takes place.
This project aims to improve access to care and increase patient empowerment by scaling up a successful service where people with cochlear implants are offered a personalised online support tool, home hearing test and support to adjust devices themselves.
For the first time, researchers at the University of New South Wales in Australia have used cochlear implants to regenerate auditory nerves through gene therapy, a process where therapeutic DNA is inserted into cells to treat a disease.
Now that the surgery to install 10-month-old Karlee Rays cochlear implants has been completed, her parents are eagerly awaiting the moment doctors will turn them on so their daughter can hear their voices for the first time in her life.
Developing a cost-effective, portable, easy-to-use program and interactive platform for cochlear implant researchers and clinicians.
by this long-running grant has made the ICICRC one of the worlds premier centers for cochlear implant clinical research.. The five-year, $10 million grant renewal will fund ongoing basic research, clinical trials and clinical outcomes research on cochlear implants in children and adults by researchers from the UI Carver College of Medicine and the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology.. The center was established in 1985 when cochlear implants first became available and is directed by Bruce Gantz, M.D., the Brian F. McCabe Distinguished Chair and UI professor and head of otolaryngology - head and neck surgery, and Richard Tyler, Ph.D., UI professor of otolaryngology - head and neck surgery and speech pathology and audiology. The long-term NIH funding, now totaling $38 million over 25 years, allows ICICRC researchers to translate basic research on the auditory system into new cochlear implant technologies that improve speech understanding for ...
Aim. To study the efficacy of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy in a highly drug-resistant childhood epilepsy patient group and to investigate the effect of age at implantation on efficacy. Methods. The efficacy of VNS treatment was analysed in a cohort of 70 patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. Both children with focal (n=16) and generalized epilepsies (n=54) were included. Age at implantation varied between 19 months and 25 years. Results. Overall, responder rate was 54% with 5.7% children becoming seizure-free. The only factor in our analysis that could predict good outcome was age at implantation. In the youngest group ...
A prelingual deaf individual is someone who was born with a hearing loss, or whose hearing loss occurred before they began to speak. Infants usually start saying their first words around one year. Therefore a prelingually deaf typically was either born deaf or lost their hearing before the age of one (the age when most hearing loss in children occurs). Congenital (present at birth) hearing loss is also considered prelingually, since a newborn infant has not acquired speech and language. Each year in the United States, approximately 12,000 babies are born with hearing loss. Profound hearing loss occurs in somewhere between 4 to 11 per every 10,000 children. Prelingual hearing loss can be either acquired, meaning it occurred after birth due to illness or injury, or it can be congenital, meaning it was present at birth. Congenital hearing loss can be caused by genetic or nongenetic factors. The nongenetic factors account for about one fourth of the congenital hearing losses in infants. These ...
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Dr. Cosettis clinical interests and expertise include pediatric and adult hearing disorders, cochlear implantation, exclusively endoscopic ear surgery, skull base surgery, facial nerve disorders, chronic ear disease, otosclerosis, vestibular and balance disorders, and Neurofibromatosis Type II.. Jillian Friedman, AuD, CCC-A is a clinical audiologist at the Hearing and Balance Center. She received her Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Friedman joined the Center for Hearing and Balance after completing her audiology residency at Mount Sinai in 2016. She completed her doctoral thesis on long-term speech outcomes of auditory brainstem implantation in adults with postlingual deafness. Her clinical expertise includes the diagnosis of hearing loss in adults and pediatrics, audiologic rehabilitation including management ...

Pediatric Cochlear Implantation | SpringerLinkPediatric Cochlear Implantation | SpringerLink

This book will move the field of pediatric cochlear implantation forward by educating clinicians in the field as to current and ... Focusing exclusively on cochlear implantation as it applies to the pediatric population, this book also discusses music therapy ... Benefits of Cochlear Implantation on the Whole Child: Longitudinal Changes in Cognition, Behavior, Parenting, and Health- ... This book will move the field of pediatric cochlear implantation forward by educating clinicians in the field as to current and ...
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Cortical Plasticity after Cochlear ImplantationCortical Plasticity after Cochlear Implantation

... B. Petersen,1,2 A. Gjedde,1,3 M. Wallentin,1,4 and P. Vuust1,2 ... The most dramatic progress in the restoration of hearing takes place in the first months after cochlear implantation. To map ... The study demonstrates that adaptation to the cochlear implant is highly related to the history of hearing loss. Speech ...
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Soft tissue reactions following cochlear implantation | SpringerLinkSoft tissue reactions following cochlear implantation | SpringerLink

Introduction Cochlear implantation is a boon to children with hearing loss. Rarely, it can be associated with complications. ... Cochlear implantation Soft tissue reaction Revision surgery This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access. ... Cochlear implantation is a boon to children with hearing loss. Rarely, it can be associated with complications. Soft tissue ... Lim HJ, Lee ES, Park HY et al (2011) Foreign body reaction after cochlear implantation. Int J Peaditar Otorhinolaryngol 75(11): ...
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Cochlear Implantation  - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesCochlear Implantation - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Cochlear Implantation The NCD for Cochlear Implantation (50.3), released by CMS in April 2005, concluded that, effective for ... You are here: Home , Medicare , Coverage with Evidence Development , Cochlear Implantation Coverage with Evidence Development. ... Study Title: Implantation of the HiRes90K™ Advantage Cochlear Implant With HiFocus™ Mid-Scala and Development of a Combined ... Study Title: Cochlear Implantation in Adults with Asymmetric Hearing Loss Clinical Trial. Sponsor: Washington University School ...
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Paediatric Cochlear Implantation. Evaluating OutcomesPaediatric Cochlear Implantation. Evaluating Outcomes

This book reviews published research concerning outcomes for deaf children with cochlear implants. The publications selected ... Cochlear Implants Market Analysis By Type of Fitting (Unilateral Implantation, Bilateral Implantation), By End-Users (Adults, ... Advances in cochlear implantation that affect outcomes are also discussed.. The book offers critical summaries of relevant ... Paediatric Cochlear Implants considers a range of outcomes including use of audition by children, the development of language ...
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Early Sign Language Exposure and Cochlear Implantation Benefits | Articles | PediatricsEarly Sign Language Exposure and Cochlear Implantation Benefits | Articles | Pediatrics

Childhood Development after Cochlear Implantation. CI - cochlear implant. SRI-Q - speech recognition index in quiet. SS - ... Childhood Development after Cochlear Implantation (CDaCI) study: design and baseline characteristics. Cochlear Implants Int. ... Early Sign Language Exposure and Cochlear Implantation Benefits. Ann E. Geers, Christine M. Mitchell, Andrea Warner-Czyz, Nae- ... Predictors of reading skill development in children with early cochlear implantation. Ear Hear. 2003;24(suppl 1):59S-68Spmid: ...
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Cochlear Implantation in Children Younger Than 12 Months | ELECTRONIC ARTICLES | PediatricsCochlear Implantation in Children Younger Than 12 Months | ELECTRONIC ARTICLES | Pediatrics

Cochlear Implantation in Children Younger Than 12 Months. Susan B. Waltzman, J. Thomas Roland, Jr ... Geers A, Nicholas J, Sedey A. Language skills of children with early cochlear implantation. Ear Hear.2003;24 :46S- 58S. ... Young N. Infant cochlear implantation and anesthetic risk. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol.2002;111 :49- 51. ... Cochlear implantation was performed successfully in children who were younger than 12 months, and device programming was ...
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Cochlear Implantation in Ménières Disease | Vestibular Disorders AssociationCochlear Implantation in Ménière's Disease | Vestibular Disorders Association

A study to determine if patients with Menieres disease will have the similar hearing improvements with cochlear implants as CI ... Importance Though the effects of cochlear implantation (CI) on patients with hearing loss has been well described, its effect ... The mean age at first implantation was 64 years. The mean sentence testing scores in quiet improved from 22.8% before CI to ... Implantation seems to neither adversely alter the natural history of vestibular function nor notable exacerbate auditory ...
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Cochlear implantation enables quality of life equal to normal hearing peersCochlear implantation enables quality of life equal to normal hearing peers

Children who have cochlear implants (CI) rank their quality of life (QOL) equal to their normally hearing (NH) peers, indicates ... Cochlear implantation enables quality of life equal to normal hearing peers. *Download PDF Copy ... These findings indicate that cochlear implantation has a positive effect on certain psycho-social domains. ... A cochlear implant is an electronic device that restores partial hearing to the deaf. It is surgically implanted in the inner ...
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Imaging of Electrode Position after Cochlear Implantation with Flat Panel CTImaging of Electrode Position after Cochlear Implantation with Flat Panel CT

Postoperative imaging after cochlear implantation is usually performed by conventional cochlear view (X-ray) or by multislice ... Postoperative imaging after cochlear implantation usually is performed by conventional cochlear view (X-ray) or by multislice ... J. Xu, S. A. Xu, L. T. Cohen, and G. M. Clark, "Cochlear view: postoperative radiography for cochlear implantation," American ... R. J. Witte, J. I. Lane, C. L. W. Driscoll et al., "Pediatric and adult cochlear implantation," Radiographics, vol. 23, no. 5, ...
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Robotic Microsurgeon for Cochlear Implantations Tested in Switzerland | MedgadgetRobotic Microsurgeon for Cochlear Implantations Tested in Switzerland | Medgadget

Robotic Microsurgeon for Cochlear Implantations Tested in Switzerland. March 16th, 2017 Editors ENT, Neurosurgery ... This is important because cochlear implants are difficult to place safely and results tend to vary from patient to patient. A ... in Switzerland have been working on an image guided microsurgery robot that can perform highly sensitive cochlear implantations ...
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Cochlear implantation following treatment for medulloblastoma - Roland - 2009 - The Laryngoscope - Wiley Online LibraryCochlear implantation following treatment for medulloblastoma - Roland - 2009 - The Laryngoscope - Wiley Online Library

Cochlear Implantation. Patients underwent cochlear implantation at 17, 8, and 15 years following medulloblastoma treatment at ... Cochlear implantation following treatment for medulloblastoma†. Authors. *. J. Thomas Roland Jr. MD,. Corresponding author*E- ... Cochlear implantation in the irradiated temporal bone. J Laryngol Otol 2007; 121: 83-86.. *CrossRef , ... Cochlear implantation in postirradiated ears: outcomes and challenges. Laryngoscope 2006; 116: 1258-1262.. *Wiley Online ...
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Cochlear Implantation Scientific Journals| Omics Group| Journal Of OtolaryngologyCochlear Implantation Scientific Journals| Omics Group| Journal Of Otolaryngology

Cochlear Implantation Scientific Journals. A small electronic device inserted into the ear of deaf whose capability level of ...
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Researchers develop high-precision surgical robot for cochlear implantationResearchers develop high-precision surgical robot for cochlear implantation

... have developed a high-precision surgical robot for cochlear ... ... of the challenges of using a robot for cochlear implantation ... Researchers develop high-precision surgical robot for cochlear implantation. March 16, 2017, University of Bern ... The aim of the Bernese research project was to investigate robotic cochlear implantation technology that could lead to a novel ... have developed a high-precision surgical robot for cochlear implantation. In the same way that avionics allow a pilot to fly a ...
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Migration of the Ball Electrode After Cochlear ImplantationMigration of the Ball Electrode After Cochlear Implantation

Cochlear implantation with Cochlear Nucleus 24 Contour and Cochlear Nucleus Freedom (Cochlear Corp., Lane Cove, New South Wales ... in a large number of the implantations, the external ball electrode of the cochlear implant migrated from the insertion place ... It seems that this migration of the external ball electrode does not influence the function of the cochlear implant and the ... Because of the magnetic field of the receiver/stimulator unit of the cochlear implant and the magnet of the external ...
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Inria - Automatic model generation framework for computational simulation of cochlear implantationInria - Automatic model generation framework for computational simulation of cochlear implantation

... and is promising for a detailed prognosis of the cochlear implantation surgery. ... This model can then be used to study in silico the effects of the electrical stimulation of the cochlear implant. Results are ... An algorithm based on the parallel transport frame is employed to perform the virtual insertion of the cochlear implant. Our ... Recent developments in computational modeling of cochlear implantation are promising to study in silico the performance of the ...
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Simultaneous Cochlear Implantation During Translabyrinthine Resection of Vestibular Schwannoma - Full Text View -...Simultaneous Cochlear Implantation During Translabyrinthine Resection of Vestibular Schwannoma - Full Text View -...

Experimental: Cochlear implantation Simultaneous cochlear implantation with tumor resection. Device: Cochlear implant Tumor ... During surgery, simultaneous cochlear implantation will be performed if the cochlear nerve can be identified and preserved ... Ipsilateral cochlear implantation after cochlear nerve preserving vestibular schwannoma surgery in patients with ... Translabyrinthine vestibular schwannoma resection with simultaneous cochlear implantation. Cochlear Implants Int. 2017 Sep;18(5 ...
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Soft tissue reactions following cochlear implantation | springermedizin.deSoft tissue reactions following cochlear implantation | springermedizin.de

Cochlear implantation is an established treatment for patients with bilateral severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss. ... Soft tissue reactions following cochlear implantation. Zeitschrift:. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology Autoren:. ... Soft tissue reactions following cochlear implantation Autoren:. Mohnish Grover Shitanshu Sharma Tanmaya Kataria Sunil Samdani ... Cochlear implantation is a boon to children with hearing loss. Rarely, it can be associated with complications. Soft tissue ...
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Full text] Neurocognitive testing and cochlear implantation: insights into perfor | CIAFull text] Neurocognitive testing and cochlear implantation: insights into perfor | CIA

The aim of this case series was to assess the impact of auditory rehabilitation with cochlear implantation on the cognitive ... and post-implantation. Setting: University cochlear implant center. Participants: The patients were post-lingually deafened ... In 55 individual tests (43%), post-CI performance improved compared to a patients own performance before implantation. Of ... elderly women demonstrated areas of improvement in cognitive function and auditory perception following cochlear implantation. ...
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Is cochlear implantation a good treatment method for profoundly deafen | CIAIs cochlear implantation a good treatment method for profoundly deafen | CIA

Results: The mean age at the time of cochlear implantation was 72.4 years old. The mean post-implantation follow-up time was ... Before cochlear implantation, all patients scored 0% on the monosyllabic word recognition test in free field at 70 dB SPL ... Therefore, they can be good candidates for cochlear implantation and their age alone should not be a relevant or excluding ... factor when choosing candidates for cochlear implantation. Keywords: cochlear implantation, elderly, audiometry, speech ...
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JCM | Free Full-Text | Cochlear Implantation Outcome in Children with DFNB1 locus Pathogenic VariantsJCM | Free Full-Text | Cochlear Implantation Outcome in Children with DFNB1 locus Pathogenic Variants

Only few studies combine HL etiology with cochlear implantation (CI) outcome. Patients with profound prelingual HL who received ... A better auditory development was achieved in patients who receive cochlear implants before 12 months of age. Children without ... a cochlear implant before 24 months of age and had completed DFNB1 genetic testing were enrolled in the study (n = 196). ... Cochlear Implantation Outcome in Children with DFNB1 locus Pathogenic Variants by Dominika Oziębło 1,2. , Anita Obrycka 3. , ...
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Skin flap complications after cochlear implantations | springermedizin.deSkin flap complications after cochlear implantations | springermedizin.de

Surgical complications of 844 consecutive cochlear implantations and observations on large versus small incisions. Cochlear ... Skin flap complications after cochlear implantations Autoren:. Wojciech Gawęcki Michał Karlik Łukasz Borucki Joanna Szyfter- ... Skin flap complications after cochlear implantations. Zeitschrift:. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology > Ausgabe 12/ ... Major skin flap complications after cochlear implantation are rare, but their treatment is complex and difficult. Revision ...
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Cochlear neuronal populations in developmental defects of the inner ear. Implications for cochlear implantation.Cochlear neuronal populations in developmental defects of the inner ear. Implications for cochlear implantation.

A histological study was made to determine the cochlear neuronal populations of 20 human ears having hearing loss caused by ... Cochlear Implants*. Deafness / congenital*, pathology. DiGeorge Syndrome / pathology. Down Syndrome / pathology. Female. Hair ... The length of the cochlear (spiral) ganglion varied from 7.3 mm to 14.8 mm, the norm for human subjects being 12 mm. The ... A histological study was made to determine the cochlear neuronal populations of 20 human ears having hearing loss caused by ...
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Benefit of Preoperative Temporal Bone CT for Atraumatic Cochlear ImplantationBenefit of Preoperative Temporal Bone CT for Atraumatic Cochlear Implantation

... for atraumatic cochlear implantation.Background:The surgical technique has a direct impact on hearing and structure ... for atraumatic cochlear implantation.Background:The surgical technique has a direct impact on hearing and structure ... preoperative CT scan measurements were applied to seven additional temporal bones that underwent cochlear implantation with the ... which correlated well with anatomical dissections and surgical findings during cochlear implantation. According to CT planning ...
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Mangement Algorithm for CSF Gusher During Cochlear ImplantationMangement Algorithm for CSF Gusher During Cochlear Implantation

The article is on Mangement Algorithm for CSF Gusher During Cochlear Implantation. You can add to CLocate.com general articles ... The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of CSF gusher during cochlear implantation ... for the management of gusher during cochlear implantation.. Keywords:. cerebrospinal fluid gusher, cochlear implantation, ...
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  • Evaluate the benefit of preoperative surgical planning using computed tomography (CT) for atraumatic cochlear implantation. (ovid.com)
  • Difficulties to access RWM could be predicted on preoperative CT of temporal bones and control population, which correlated well with anatomical dissections and surgical findings during cochlear implantation. (ovid.com)
  • This book will move the field of pediatric cochlear implantation forward by educating clinicians in the field as to current and emerging best practices and inspiring research in new areas of importance, including the relationship between cognitive processing and pediatric cochlear implant outcomes. (springer.com)
  • Comprehensive neurocognitive testing of elderly women demonstrated areas of improvement in cognitive function and auditory perception following cochlear implantation. (dovepress.com)
  • The standard transmastoid facial recess approach has become the popular technique for cochlear implantation. (entjournal.com)
  • This first Robotic Cochlea Implantation is the result of a decade of multidisciplinary research by a team of biomedical engineers, neuroradiologists, neurologists, audiologists, allied health professionals and surgeons," says Prof Marco Caversaccio of the Department of ORL, Head and Neck Surgery, Inselspital, Bern. (phys.org)
  • These findings indicate that cochlear implantation has a positive effect on certain psycho-social domains. (news-medical.net)
  • OBJECTIVE: To compare paediatric complication occurrence between the SupraMeatal Approach and the Mastoidectomy with Posterior Tympanotomy Approach for cochlear implantation. (uu.nl)
  • 001) younger than those receiving a cochlear implant by Mastoidectomy with Posterior Tympanotomy Approach (2.40 ± 1.12). (uu.nl)
  • Our results encourage us that we have addressed many of the challenges of using a robot for cochlear implantation surgery," Caversaccio adds. (phys.org)
  • Recent developments in computational modeling of cochlear implantation are promising to study in silico the performance of the implant before surgery. (inria.fr)
  • The framework has proven to be fast and robust, and is promising for a detailed prognosis of the cochlear implantation surgery. (inria.fr)
  • During surgery, simultaneous cochlear implantation will be performed if the cochlear nerve can be identified and preserved during the resection. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Surgical details to be recorded will include date of surgery, surgical time, and whether the cochlear nerve was identified and preserved. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • This study will address the feasibility of simultaneous cochlear implantation during resection of a vestibular schwannoma. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Primary outcome assessment includes treatment of middle ear pathology, perioperative cochlear implant course, and postimplantation performance data. (wiley.com)
  • Successful management of middle ear and mastoid pathology involves consideration of potential future cochlear implantation. (wiley.com)