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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420277/device-optimised-chirp-stimulus-for-abr-measurements-with-an-active-middle-ear-implant
#1
Mario Cebulla, Ute Geiger, Rudolf Hagen, Andreas Radeloff
OBJECTIVE: Active middle ear implants are widely used to treat adults and children with sensorineural, conductive, or mixed hearing loss. Currently, there is no adequate method to determine the performance of active middle ear implant systems. DESIGN: The proposed method is based on measuring the auditory brainstem response while stimulating the hearing system via the active middle ear implant (Vibrant Soundbridge(TM), VSB; MEDEL, Austria). The acoustic stimulation was achieved via an optimised chirp stimulus (CE-Chirp), implemented in the Eclipse system (Interacoustics, Denmark)...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388970/contemporary-imaging-of-auditory-implants
#2
REVIEW
S E J Connor
There have been significant advances in the diversity and effectiveness of hearing technologies in recent years. Implanted auditory devices may be divided into those that stimulate the cochlear hair cells (bone conduction devices and middle ear implants), and those that stimulate the neural structures (cochlear implants and central auditory implants). Contemporary preoperative and postoperative imaging may be used to help individualise implant selection, optimise surgical technique and predict auditory outcome...
April 4, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383463/influence-of-floating-mass-transducer-coupling-efficiency-for-active-middle-ear-implants-on-speech-recognition
#3
Alexander Müller, Parwis Mir-Salim, Nina Zellhuber, Ralf Helbig, Marc Bloching, Tobias Schmidt, Sven Koscielny, Oliver C Dziemba, Stefan K Plontke, Torsten Rahne
OBJECTIVE: The efficiency of vibroplasty (coupler-floating mass transducer [FMT] assembly) can be monitored by direct stimulation of the inner ear through the active middle-ear implant system and comparison of the vibroplasty in vivo threshold and the postoperative bone-conduction pure-tone threshold. The aim of this study was to compare the vibroplasty in vivo threshold with the postoperative speech recognition in patients with a high preoperative maximum word recognition score. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of German-speaking patients implanted with a vibrating ossicular prosthesis (VORP) 502 or VORP 503 and high preoperative maximum word recognition score between the years of 2011 and 2015...
April 5, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357188/audiological-findings-from-an-adult-with-thin-cochlear-nerves
#4
Prashanth Prabhu, Jyothi Shivaswamy
Reported here are audiological findings from an adult with thin cochlear nerves. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed that he had a thinner cochlear nerve in the left ear than in the right ear. He had a higher degree of hearing loss in the left ear and poor speech recognition scores for both ears. He had normal middle ear and cochlear functioning. The auditory brainstem response and acoustic reflexes were absent, indicating a retrocochlear pathology. Long latency responses (LLR) revealed normal cortical functioning...
February 2017: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346292/bilateral-labyrinthine-and-internal-auditory-canal-enhancement-in-an-infant-with-severe-labyrinthine-dysplasia-a-previously-unreported-phenomenon
#5
Charles L Anzalone, Mai Lan Ho, Neil S Patel, Lisa A Schimmenti, Melissa D DeJong, Matthew L Carlson
OBJECTIVE: To describe a novel case of congenital profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss in a patient with bilateral nodular internal auditory canal and labyrinthine enhancement and temporal bone dysplasia. PATIENTS: A 76-day-old female was referred to the authors' center for evaluation of congenital deafness. Behavioral observations and objective audiometric evaluation demonstrated bilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss and a comprehensive multidisciplinary evaluation identified compound heterozygous pathogenic variants in MYO7A, a gene associated with Usher Syndrome Type 1B or DFNB2...
March 24, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346291/round-and-oval-window-anatomic-variability-its-implication-for-the-vibroplasty-technique
#6
Marta Mancheño, Miguel Aristegui, Jose Ramon Sañudo
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to evaluate the anatomical variability of round and oval window regions and its relationship with their closest structures, to determine its implication on the fitting and stabilization of the middle ear implant Vibrant Soundbridge. METHODS: Variations of the anatomy of round and oval window regions were assessed in a total of 85 human dissected temporal bones. Afterward, we evaluated the adaptation and subsequent stabilization of the floating mass transducer (FMT) of the Vibrant Soundbridge in 67 cases in round window (RW) and in 22 cases in oval window (OW), and the influence that the variability of the different anatomical features examined had on this stabilization...
March 24, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333779/impact-of-chronic-suppurative-otitis-media-in-pediatric-cochlear-implant-recipients-insight-into-the-challenges-from-a-tertiary-referral-center-in-uk
#7
Paramita Baruah, Kate Hanvey, Richard Irving, Konstance Tzifa
OBJECTIVE: Analyze the presentation and evolution of chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) in children with cochlear implants (CI) and explore the merit of early intervention. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective patient review. SETTING: Tertiary referral hospital and cochlear implant programme. PATIENTS: Children with a CI who developed CSOM. INTERVENTION: Tympanoplasty. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Disease control, recurrence of cholesteatoma, cochlear implant preservation...
March 22, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292001/-implantable-bone-conduction-and-active-middle-ear-devices
#8
Markus Pirlich, Andreas Dietz, Sylvia Meuret, Mathias Hofer
In case of audiological and/or anatomical limitations in the provision of conventional hearing aids, semi- or fully-implantable hearing systems represent a modern therapy alternative. These hearing systems are divided according to their mode of action into active middle ear implants when stimulating the auditory ossicles or the round window, into bone conduction devices while stimulating the skull directly, into cochlear implants with direct acoustic stimulation to the cochlea with its auditory nerve and finally into auditory brainstem implants by bridging the peripheral auditory structures...
February 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285827/our-auditory-results-using-the-vibrant-soundbridge-on-the-long-process-of-the-incus-20-years-of-data
#9
Anaïs Grégoire, Jean-Philippe Van Damme, Chantal Gilain, Benoit Bihin, Pierre Garin
OBJECTIVE: After 20 years of experience with different types of middle ear implants, we analyzed our database about the Vibrant Soundbridge (VSB) to know the rate of complications, the effect on the residual hearing and the audiometric gain in our center. METHOD: The study was retrospective and included all VSB implants bound to the long process of the incus in our tertiary medical center between january 1999 and february 2015. We observed the effect of surgery on residual hearing by comparing bone and air conduction thresholds before and after implantation...
March 9, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235386/characteristics-of-ci-children-with-complicated-middle-ear-infections
#10
Søren Hoberg, Christian Danstrup, Bjarke Laursen, Niels Krintel Petersen, Nichlas Udholm, Gintaras Audrius Kamarauskas, Therese Ovesen
OBJECTIVE: To describe cases of complicated middle ear infections in children with cochlear implants (CI), i.e., episodes of acute otitis media (AOM) and acute mastoiditis (AM), resulting in hospitalization. METHODS: A total of 206 children under 16 years (300 implantations) were implanted between 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2014 at the West Danish CI Center, Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Aarhus, Denmark. By means of two prospective local databases, episodes of AOM or AM and demographics were retrieved including biochemistry, microbiology, length of follow- up, and variable treatment modalities (intravenous (IV) antibiotics, revision mastoidectomy, and insertion of ventilation tubes)...
February 24, 2017: Cochlear Implants International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231295/the-pathogens-profile-in-children-with-otitis-media-with-effusion-and-adenoid-hypertrophy
#11
G P Buzatto, E Tamashiro, J L Proenca-Modena, T H Saturno, M C Prates, T B Gagliardi, L R Carenzi, E T Massuda, M A Hyppolito, F C P Valera, E Arruda, W T Anselmo-Lima
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the presence of viruses and bacteria in middle ear and adenoids of patients with and without otitis media with effusion (OME). METHODS: Adenoid samples and middle ear washes (MEW) were obtained from children with OME associated with adenoid hypertrophy undergoing adenoidectomy and tympanostomy, and compared to those obtained from patients undergoing cochlear implant surgery, as a control group. Specific DNA or RNA of 9 respiratory viruses (rhinovirus, influenza virus, picornavirus, syncytial respiratory virus, metapneumovirus, coronavirus, enterovirus, adenovirus and bocavirus) and 5 bacteria (S...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207625/a-three-dimensional-geometric-morphometric-study-to-quantify-temporal-bone-growth-and-its-consequences-for-the-success-of-implanting-bone-anchored-hearing-devices
#12
Sebastian Schilde, Stefan K Plontke, Torsten Rahne
OBJECTIVE: A computed tomography (CT)-based morphological-investigation to describe temporal bone growth and to devise a predictive test of the likely success of Bonebridge implantation into the growing mastoid region of the temporal bone in young patients. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cross-sectional study. SETTING: University Hospital Halle (Saale), Germany. PATIENTS: Two cohorts participated. This first, of patients aged less than 21 years, comprised 42 men, and 33 women patients...
February 15, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207578/the-impact-of-a-cochlear-implant-electrode-array-on-the-middle-ear-transfer-function
#13
David Pazen, Andreas Anagiotos, Maike Nünning, Antoniu-Oreste Gostian, Magdalene Ortmann, Dirk Beutner
OBJECTIVES: As a treatment for partial deafness with residual hearing in the lower frequency range, the combined acoustic and electric stimulation of the cochlea has become widespread. Acoustic stimulation is provided by a hearing aid's airborne sound and the electric stimulation by a cochlear implant electrode array, which may be inserted through the round window or a cochleostomy. To take advantage of that concept, it is essential to preserve residual hearing after surgery. Therefore, the intracochlear electrode array should not compromise the middle ear vibration transmission...
February 15, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185669/electrical-stimulation-and-monitoring-devices-of-the-cns-an-imaging-review
#14
REVIEW
Sohil H Patel, Casey H Halpern, Timothy M Shepherd, Vincent M Timpone
Functional neurosurgery is a rapidly growing field with exciting future potential applications. This article describes currently used implanted electronic devices for neurologic stimulation and monitoring. The devices to be reviewed include invasive EEG electrodes, deep brain stimulator, motor cortex stimulator, responsive neurostimulation, osteo-integrated hearing aid, middle ear implant, cochlear implant, auditory brainstem implant, vagal nerve stimulator and spinal cord stimulator. Emphasis is placed on the normal components, function, positioning, potential complications and MRI safety of these devices...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161584/analytical-and-numerical-modeling-of-the-hearing-system-advances-towards-the-assessment-of-hearing-damage
#15
REVIEW
Annalisa De Paolis, Marom Bikson, Jeremy T Nelson, J Alexander de Ru, Mark Packer, Luis Cardoso
Hearing is an extremely complex phenomenon, involving a large number of interrelated variables that are difficult to measure in vivo. In order to investigate such process under simplified and well-controlled conditions, models of sound transmission have been developed through many decades of research. The value of modeling the hearing system is not only to explain the normal function of the hearing system and account for experimental and clinical observations, but to simulate a variety of pathological conditions that lead to hearing damage and hearing loss, as well as for development of auditory implants, effective ear protections and auditory hazard countermeasures...
February 1, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068651/comparison-of-alternative-coupling-methods-of-the-vibrant-soundbridge-floating-mass-transducer
#16
Susan Busch, Thomas Lenarz, Hannes Maier
The active middle ear implant Vibrant Soundbridge© provides a variety of coupling modalities of the floating mass transducer (FMT) to various structures of the ossicular chain and the round window. A retrospective analysis was performed on 125 subjects (n = 137 ears) (1) to compare the efficacy of the different FMT coupling modalities with increasing degree of hearing loss, (2) to compare the performance in speech outcome and the effective gain between the coupling types, and (3) to evaluate the risk of additional hearing loss of each coupling procedure...
January 10, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052264/a-retrospective-multicentre-cohort-review-of-patient-characteristics-and-surgical-aspects-versus-the-long-term-outcomes-for-recipients-of-a-fully-implantable-active-middle-ear-implant
#17
Philippe P Lefebvre, Javier Gisbert, Domenico Cuda, Stéphane Tringali, Arnaud Deveze
OBJECTIVE: To summarise treatment outcomes compared to surgical and patient variables for a multicentre recipient cohort using a fully implantable active middle ear implant for hearing impairment. To describe the authors' preferred surgical technique to determine microphone placement. STUDY DESIGN: Multicentre retrospective, observational survey. SETTING: Five tertiary referral centres. PATIENTS: Carina recipients (66 ears, 62 subjects) using the current Cochlear® Carina® System or the legacy device, the Otologics® Fully Implantable Middle Ear, with a T2 transducer...
2016: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031155/an-implantable-hearing-system-as-rehabilitation-for-hearing-loss-due-to-bilateral-aural-atresia-surgical-technique-and-audiological-results
#18
Rubens de Brito, Luzia Maria Pozzobom Ventura, José Carlos Jorge, Eduardo Boaventura Oliveira, Luiz Fernando Manzoni Lourencone
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the surgical technique and audiological results of a middle ear implant for restoring hearing in patients with bilateral aural atresia and microtia with conductive or mixed hearing loss. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective study, 12 subjects aged 12 years and older presenting with hearing loss and bilateral congenital aural atresia underwent surgical insertion of a middle ear implant. The patients underwent tympanomastoidectomy with a wide opening of the attic and preservation of the roof of the atresic tympanic bone to expose the middle ear and position the floating mass transducer of the implant...
December 2016: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010030/-basics-of-ear-surgery
#19
S Lailach, T Zahnert
The present article about the basics of ear surgery is a short overview of current indications, the required diagnostics and surgical procedures of common otologic diseases. In addition to plastic and reconstructive surgery of the auricle, principles of surgery of the external auditory canal, basics of middle ear surgery and the tumor surgery of the temporal bone are shown. Additionally, aspects of the surgical hearing rehabilitation (excluding implantable hearing systems) are presented considering current study results...
December 2016: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005742/aberrant-internal-carotid-artery-in-the-tympanic-cavity
#20
Rasim Yanmaz, Şemsettin Okuyucu, Gülen Burakgazi, Hanifi Bayaroğullari
OBJECTIVES: Presence of aberrant internal carotid artery (ICA) in the tympanic cavity is a very rare case and therefore the diagnosis is a challenge. Here, the authors aimed to address the importance of the diagnosis since the intervention to the middle ear and implants is increasing in number and this condition may lead to life-threatening bleeding. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2016, among the patients referred to the authors' Radiology Department from the Department of Otolaringology for the evaluation of the temporal region for various indications, the authors reported this anomaly in 6 patients and multidetector computerized tomography of these 6 patients and magnetic resonance imaging of 2 were assessed in detail...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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