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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646272/rhesus-cochlear-and-vestibular-functions-are-preserved-after-inner-ear-injection-of-saline-volume-sufficient-for-gene-therapy-delivery
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Chenkai Dai, Mohamed Lehar, Daniel Q Sun, Lani Swarthout Rvt, John P Carey, Tim MacLachlan, Doug Brough, Hinrich Staecker, Alexandra M Della Santina, Timothy E Hullar, Charles C Della Santina
Sensorineural losses of hearing and vestibular sensation due to hair cell dysfunction are among the most common disabilities. Recent preclinical research demonstrates that treatment of the inner ear with a variety of compounds, including gene therapy agents, may elicit regeneration and/or repair of hair cells in animals exposed to ototoxic medications or other insults to the inner ear. Delivery of gene therapy may also offer a means for treatment of hereditary hearing loss. However, injection of a fluid volume sufficient to deliver an adequate dose of a pharmacologic agent could, in theory, cause inner ear trauma that compromises functional outcome...
June 23, 2017: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643417/congenital-deafness-affects-deep-layers-in-primary-and-secondary-auditory-cortex
#2
Christoph Berger, Daniela Kühne, Verena Scheper, A Kral
Congenital deafness leads to functional deficits in the auditory cortex for which early cochlear implantation can effectively compensate. Most of these deficits have been demonstrated functionally. Furthermore, the majority of previous studies on deafness have involved the primary auditory cortex; knowledge of higher-order areas is limited to effects of cross-modal reorganization. In this study, we compared the cortical cytoarchitecture of four cortical areas in adult hearing and congenitally deaf cats (CDCs): the primary auditory field A1, two secondary auditory fields, namely the dorsal zone (DZ) and second auditory field (A2); and a reference visual association field (area 7) in the same section stained either using Nissl or SMI-32 antibodies...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643327/predictive-factors-for-short-and-long-term-hearing-preservation-in-cochlear-implantation-with-conventional-length-electrodes
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George B Wanna, Brendan P O'Connell, David O Francis, Rene H Gifford, Jacob B Hunter, Jourdan T Holder, Marc L Bennett, Alejandro Rivas, Robert F Labadie, David S Haynes
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: The aims of this study were to investigate short- and long-term rates of hearing preservation after cochlear implantation and identify factors that impact hearing preservation. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. METHODS: Patients undergoing cochlear implantation with conventional-length electrodes and air-conduction thresholds ≤80 dB HL at 250 Hz preoperatively were included. Hearing preservation was defined as air-conduction thresholds ≤80 dB HL at 250 Hz...
June 22, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642685/rab-interacting-molecules-2-and-3-directly-interact-with-the-pore-forming-cav1-3-ca-2-channel-subunit-and-promote-its-membrane-expression
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Maria M Picher, Ana-Maria Oprişoreanu, SangYong Jung, Katrin Michel, Susanne Schoch, Tobias Moser
Rab interacting molecules (RIMs) are multi-domain proteins that positively regulate the number of Ca(2+) channels at the presynaptic active zone (AZ). Several molecular mechanisms have been demonstrated for RIM-binding to components of the presynaptic Ca(2+) channel complex, the key signaling element at the AZ. Here, we report an interaction of the C2B domain of RIM2α and RIM3γ with the C-terminus of the pore-forming α-subunit of CaV1.3 channels (CaV1.3α1), which mediate stimulus-secretion coupling at the ribbon synapses of cochlear inner hair cells (IHCs)...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642679/assessment-of-ipsilateral-efferent-effects-in-human-via-ecochg
#5
Eric Verschooten, Elizabeth A Strickland, Nicolas Verhaert, Philip X Joris
Development of electrophysiological means to assess the medial olivocochlear (MOC) system in humans is important to further our understanding of the function of that system and for the refinement and validation of psychoacoustical and otoacoustic emission methods which are thought to probe the MOC. Based on measurements in anesthetized animals it has been hypothesized that the MOC-reflex (MOCR) can enhance the response to signals in noise, and several lines of evidence support such a role in humans. A difficulty in these studies is the isolation of efferent effects...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642183/giant-bi-compartmental-cystic-tentorial-schwannoma-mimicking-a-meningioma
#6
Amandeep Kumar, Manmohan Singh, M C Sharma, P S Chandra, Bhawani S Sharma, Ashok K Mahapatra
BACKGROUND: Intracranial schwannomas most commonly arise from vestibulo-cochlear nerve and less frequently from trigeminal, facial and hypoglossal nerves. However, intracranial schwannomas unrelated to cranial nerves (ISUNs) are very rare and only ∼ 50 such cases have been reported in literature. Amongst these, tentorial schwannomas are even rarer and only 13 cases have been reported till date. We present one such rare case of giant tentorial schwannoma (TS). CASE DESCRIPTION: A 21 year old male patient presented to us with complaints of generalised headache and dizziness for past 6 months and worsening of symptoms for past 2 months...
June 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641288/the-crista-fenestra-and-its-impact-on-the-surgical-approach-to-the-scala-tympani-during-cochlear-implantation
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Roberto D Angeli, Joel Lavinsky, Enio T Setogutti, Luiz Lavinsky
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to describe the dimensions of the crista fenestra and determine its presence by means of high-resolution computed tomography (CT) for the purpose of cochlear implantation via the round window approach. METHODS: A series of 10 adult human temporal bones underwent high-resolution CT scanning and were further dissected for microscopic study of the round window niche. RESULTS: In all of the specimens, the round window membrane was fully visualized after the complete removal of bony overhangs...
June 23, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641038/interaction-of-tinnitus-suppression-and-hearing-ability-after-cochlear-implantation
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Qian Wang, Jia-Nan Li, Guan-Xiong Lei, Dai-Shi Chen, Wei-Ze Wang, Ai-Ting Chen, Meng-Di Mong, Sun Li, Qing-Shan Jiao, Shi-Ming Yang
OBJECTIVES: To study the postoperative impact of cochlear implants (CIs) on tinnitus, as well as the impact of tinnitus on speech recognition with CI switched on. METHODS: Fifty-two postlingual deafened CI recipients (21 males and 31 females) were assessed using an established Tinnitus Characteristics Questionnaire and Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) before and after cochlear implantation. The tinnitus loudness was investigated when CI was switched on and off in CI recipients with persistent tinnitus...
June 22, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639840/categorical-loudness-scaling-in-cochlear-implant-recipients
#9
Peter A Busby, Agnes Au
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated categorical loudness scaling in a large group of cochlear implant (CI) recipients. DESIGN: Categorical loudness was measured for individually determined sets of current amplitudes on apical, mid and basal electrodes of the Nucleus array. STUDY SAMPLE: Thirty adult subjects implanted with the Nucleus CI. RESULTS: Subjects were generally reliable in categorical loudness scaling. As expected, current levels eliciting the same loudness categories differed across subjects and electrodes in many cases...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639367/a-polydopamine-peptide-coating-enables-adipose-derived-stem-cell-growth-on-the-silicone-surface-of-cochlear-implant-electrode-arrays
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Philipp Schendzielorz, Kristen Rak, Katrin Radeloff, Johannes Völker, Thomas Gehrke, Agmal Scherzad, Norbert Kleinsasser, Rudolf Hagen, Andreas Radeloff
The simultaneous application of neurotrophic factors with cochlear implantation is proposed to enhance the bioelectrical interface between electrodes and auditory neurons, and thus improve speech intelligibility in patients with cochlear implants (CIs). In cell-based approaches, the goal is to colonize CIs with cells producing neurotrophic factors. This study aims to evaluate whether a polydopamine (PD) functionalization of the hydrophobic silicone surface of the electrode carrier enables colonization of adipose-derived stem cells known to deliver neurotrophic factors...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638920/-a-study-on-toxic-effects-of-sodium-salicylate-on-rat-cochlear-spiral-ganglion-neurons-dopamine-receptors-mediate-expressions-of-nmda-and-gabaa-receptors
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Ting-Jia Wei, Hui-Ying Chen, Xi Huang, Jing-Jin Weng, Jiang-Yuan Qin, Ji-Ping Su
The aim of the present study was to observe whether dopamine receptor (DR) was involved in the effects of sodium salicylate (SS) on the expressions of N-methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA) and γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors in rat cochlear spiral ganglion neurons (SGNs). Forty-eight hours after primary culture of rat SGNs, immunofluorescence technique was applied to detect expressions of DR1 and DR2, the two subtypes of dopamine receptors. Western blot was performed to assess NMDA receptor NR1 subunit and GABAA receptor subunit α2 (GABRα2) protein expressions in the SGNs after the treatments of SS alone or in combination with DR antagonists...
June 25, 2017: Sheng Li Xue Bao: [Acta Physiologica Sinica]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638329/the-contribution-of-cognitive-factors-to-individual-differences-in-understanding-noise-vocoded-speech-in-young-and-older-adults
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Stephanie Rosemann, Carsten Gießing, Jale Özyurt, Rebecca Carroll, Sebastian Puschmann, Christiane M Thiel
Noise-vocoded speech is commonly used to simulate the sensation after cochlear implantation as it consists of spectrally degraded speech. High individual variability exists in learning to understand both noise-vocoded speech and speech perceived through a cochlear implant (CI). This variability is partly ascribed to differing cognitive abilities like working memory, verbal skills or attention. Although clinically highly relevant, up to now, no consensus has been achieved about which cognitive factors exactly predict the intelligibility of speech in noise-vocoded situations in healthy subjects or in patients after cochlear implantation...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636736/the-protective-effect-of-intratympanic-dexamethasone-on-streptomycin-ototoxicity-in-rats
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Aylin Gül, Engin Şengül, Beyhan Yılmaz, Fazıl Emre Özkurt, Mehmet Akdağ, Ayşenur Keleş, İsmail Topçu
The purpose of this experimental study was to investigate the protective role of intratympanically administered dexamethasone on the inner ears of rats that were exposed to streptomycin ototoxicity. Twenty-four adult Wistar albino rats were separated into 4 groups: Group 1 (only streptomycin), Group 2 (only intratympanic dexamethasone), Group 3 (streptomycin and intratympanic dexamethasone), and Group 4 (streptomycin and intratympanic saline). All rats were evaluated with distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAE) tests before the start of treatment and on the day it ended...
June 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635507/cochlear-implant-effectiveness-in-postlingual-single-sided-deaf-individuals-what-s-the-point
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Mareike Finke, Hanna Bönitz, Björn Lyxell, Angelika Illg
OBJECTIVES: By extending the indication criteria for cochlear implants (CI), the population of CI candidates increased in age, as well as range and type of hearing loss. This qualitative study identified factors that contributed to seek CI treatment in single-sided deaf individuals and gained insights how single-sided deafness (SSD) and hearing with a CI affect their lives. DESIGN: An open-ended questionnaire and a standardised inventory (IOI-HA) were used. Qualitative data reflecting the reasons to seek CI treatment and the individual experiences after CI switch-on were collected...
March 5, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635500/a-systematic-review-of-stimulus-parameters-for-eliciting-distortion-product-otoacoustic-emissions-from-adult-humans
#15
Lucretia Petersen, Wayne J Wilson, Harsha Kathard
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to review the scientific literature to determine if a set of stimulus parameters can be described to elicit distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs) of higher absolute level and/or greater reliability in healthy adult humans and higher sensitivity and specificity in adults with cochlear lesions. DESIGN: Systematic review. STUDY SAMPLE: Searches of four electronic databases yielded 47 studies that had used different parameters to elicit DPOAEs from within or between-groups of adult humans...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634435/the-clinical-uses-of-electrocochleography
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REVIEW
William P Gibson
The clinical uses of electrocochleography are reviewed with some technical notes on the apparatus needed to get clear recordings under different conditions. Electrocochleography can be used to estimate auditory thresholds in difficult to test children and a golf club electrode is described. The same electrode can be used to obtain electrical auditory brainstem responses (EABR). Diagnostic testing in the clinic can be performed with a transtympanic needle electrode, and a suitable disposable monopolar electrode is described...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634306/representations-of-time-varying-cochlear-implant-stimulation-in-auditory-cortex-of-awake-marmosets-callithrix-jacchus
#17
Luke A Johnson, Charles C Della Santina, Xiaoqin Wang
Electrical stimulation of the auditory periphery organ by cochlear implant (CI) generates highly synchronized inputs to the auditory system. It has long been thought such inputs would lead to highly synchronized neural firing along the ascending auditory pathway. However, neurophysiological studies with hearing animals have shown that the central auditory system progressively converts temporal representations of time-varying sounds to firing rate-based representations. It is not clear whether this coding principle also applies to highly synchronized CI inputs...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633960/effect-of-stimulus-level-on-the-temporal-response-properties-of-the-auditory-nerve-in-cochlear-implants
#18
Michelle L Hughes, Sarah A Laurello
Electrically evoked compound action potentials (ECAPs) have been used to examine temporal response patterns of the auditory nerve in cochlear implant (CI) recipients. ECAP responses to individual pulses in a pulse train vary across stimulation rates for individual CI users. For very slow rates, auditory neurons have ample time to discharge, recover, and respond to each pulse in the train. As the pulse rate increases, an alternating ECAP-amplitude pattern occurs. As the stimulation rate increases further, the alternating pattern eventually ceases and the overall ECAP amplitudes are diminished, yielding a relatively stochastic state that presumably reflects a combination of adaptation, desynchronization, and facilitation across fibers...
June 13, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632772/characterization-of-slow-cycling-cells-in-the-mouse-cochlear-lateral-wall
#19
Yang Li, Kotaro Watanabe, Masato Fujioka, Kaoru Ogawa
Cochlear spiral ligament fibrocytes (SLFs) play essential roles in the physiology of hearing including ion recycling and the generation of endocochlear potential. In adult animals, SLFs can repopulate after damages, yet little is known about the characteristics of proliferating cells that support SLFs' self-renewal. Here we report in detail about the characteristics of cycling cells in the spiral ligament (SL). Fifteen P6 mice and six noise-exposed P28 mice were injected with 5-bromo-2'-deoxyuridine (BrdU) for 7 days and we chased BrdU retaining cells for as long as 60 days...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631670/-topographic-anatomy-of-the-hook-region-and-its-significance-for-the-choice-of-the-surgical-technique-for-the-cochlear-implantation
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Yu K Yanov, V E Kuzovkov, A S Lilenko, I V Kostevich, S B Sugarova, A Sh Amonov
The mode of the introduction of the active electrode of a cochlear implant into the cochlea remains a key issue as far as cochlear implantation is concerned. Especially much attention has recently been given to the relationship between the anatomical features of the basal region of the cochlea (the so-called 'fish hook') and the possibility to approach it. We have undertaken the attempt to optimize the approach to the tympanic canal (scala tympanica) of the cochlea with a view to reducing to a minimum the risk of an injury to the cochlear structures in the course of cochlear implantation...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
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