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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148288/cochlear-volume-as-a-predictive-factor-for-residual-hearing-preservation-after-conventional-cochlear-implantation
#1
Masahiro Takahashi, Yasuhiro Arai, Naoko Sakuma, Kenichiro Yabuki, Daisuke Sano, Goshi Nishimura, Nobuhiko Oridate, Shin-Ichi Usami
OBJECTIVE: The preservation of residual hearing after conventional cochlear implantation (CI) is frequently observed when atraumatic soft surgery is adopted. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the predictive factors for residual hearing preservation after atraumatic CI. PATIENTS: This study included 46 patients who underwent CI based on an atraumatic technique using a standard-length flexible electrode implant through a round window approach. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Cochlear volume was measured using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
November 17, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144974/double-nanodomain-coupling-of-calcium-channels-ryanodine-receptors-and-bk-channels-controls-the-generation-of-burst-firing
#2
Tomohiko Irie, Laurence O Trussell
Action potentials clustered into high-frequency bursts play distinct roles in neural computations. However, little is known about ionic currents that control the duration and probability of these bursts. We found that, in cartwheel inhibitory interneurons of the dorsal cochlear nucleus, the likelihood of bursts and the interval between their spikelets were controlled by Ca(2+) acting across two nanodomains, one between plasma membrane P/Q Ca(2+) channels and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) ryanodine receptors and another between ryanodine receptors and large-conductance, voltage- and Ca(2+)-activated K(+) (BK) channels...
November 15, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143984/crispr-cas9-mediated-knockout-of-lim-domain-only-4-retards-organ-of-corti-cell-growth
#3
Rajamani Rathinam, Rita Rosati, Samson Jamesdaniel
Lim-domain only 4 (LMO4) plays a critical role in mediating the ototoxic side-effects of cisplatin, a highly effective anti-cancer drug. However, the signaling mechanism by which cochlear LMO4 mediates otopathology is yet to be fully understood. Knockout cell culture models are useful tools for investigating the functional roles of novel genes and delineating associated signaling pathways. Therefore, LMO4 knockout organ of Corti cells were generated by using the CRISPR (clustered regularly interspersed short palindromic repeats)/Cas9 (CRISPR-associated protein 9) system...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140966/how-was-your-otology-training-a-survey-of-recent-otolaryngology-residents
#4
Phillip Montague, Donald Bennett, Brian Kellermeyer
OBJECTIVE: To survey graduating residents or recent graduates of otolaryngology residency programs to evaluate their Otology/Neurotology (ON) experience in residency and discern if they had received adequate training in time to decide whether to pursue a fellowship in Otology or Neurotology. STUDY DESIGN: Internet-based survey. METHODS: A survey was distributed to all US otolaryngology residency programs to distribute to 5th year residents and recent graduates in last 4 years...
December 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139542/temporal-and-spatial-expression-patterns-of-hedgehog-receptors-in-the-developing-inner-and-middle-ear
#5
Jeong-Oh Shin, Harinarayana Ankamreddy, Naga Mahesh Jakka, Seokwon Lee, Un-Kyung Kim, Jinwoong Bok
The mammalian inner ear is a complex organ responsible for balance and hearing. Sonic hedgehog (Shh), a member of the Hedgehog (Hh) family of secreted proteins, has been shown to play important roles in several aspects of inner ear development, including dorsoventral axial specification, cochlear elongation, tonotopic patterning, and hair cell differentiation. Hh proteins initiate a downstream signaling cascade by binding to the Patched 1 (Ptch1) receptor. Recent studies have revealed that other types of co-receptors can also mediate Hh signaling, including growth arrest-specific 1 (Gas1), cell-adhesion molecules-related/down-regulated by oncogenes (Cdon), and biregional Cdon binding protein (Boc)...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135879/cochlear-implantation-in-children-with-congenital-unilateral-deafness-a-case-series
#6
Rainer Linus Beck, Antje Aschendorff, Frederike Hassepaß, Thomas Wesarg, Stefanie Kröger, Till F Jakob, Susan Arndt
OBJECTIVES: Cochlear implant is regarded as a treatment option for hearing rehabilitation of adults with unilateral sensorineural hearing loss. A clear benefit has been experienced in regard to speech comprehension in noise, localization, and quality of life. The aim of this study was to investigate the benefit of cochlear implantation for children with congenital unilateral hearing loss. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. SETTING: Tertiary referral center; cochlear implant program...
December 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135878/single-sided-deafness-impact-of-cochlear-implantation-on-speech-perception-in-complex-noise-and-on-auditory-localization-accuracy
#7
Julia Döge, Uwe Baumann, Tobias Weissgerber, Tobias Rader
OBJECTIVE: To assess auditory localization accuracy and speech reception threshold (SRT) in complex noise conditions in adult patients with acquired single-sided deafness, after intervention with a cochlear implant (CI) in the deaf ear. STUDY DESIGN: Nonrandomized, open, prospective patient series. SETTING: Tertiary referral university hospital. PATIENTS: Eleven patients with late-onset single-sided deafness (SSD) and normal hearing in the unaffected ear, who received a CI...
December 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135877/evaluation-of-cochlear-implant-receiver-position-and-its-temporal-changes
#8
Gloria Grupe, Grit Rademacher, Solvig Hofmann, Andreas Stratmann, Philipp Mittmann, Sven Mutze, Arneborg Ernst, Ingo Todt
HYPOTHESIS: It was the aim of this study to establish normative data regarding intended changes in cochlear implants (CI) receiver positioning by one surgeon over time. BACKGROUND: With the increasing number of CI patients, the probability of needing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) increases. The accessibility of cerebral structures is limited by MRI artifacts caused by CI. New studies show a dependence of the visibility of intracranial structures by the MRI sequences and the position of the CI receiver itself...
December 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135876/effectiveness-of-directional-microphones-in-bilateral-bimodal-cochlear-implant-users-impact-of-spatial-and-temporal-noise-characteristics
#9
Tobias Weissgerber, Tobias Rader, Uwe Baumann
OBJECTIVE: To measure speech reception thresholds (SRTs) in co-located (S0N0) and diffuse noise conditions (multi-source noise field, MSNF) and to assess the impact of beamforming algorithms in MSNF in cochlear implant (CI) users. STUDY DESIGN: Non-randomized, open, prospective study. SETTING: Tertiary referral cochlear implantation center. PATIENTS: Participants included 14 CI users (7 bimodal, 7 bilateral) and 14 normal hearing young adults...
December 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135875/cochlear-pericytes-are-capable-of-reversibly-decreasing-capillary-diameter-in-vivo-after-tumor-necrosis-factor-exposure
#10
Mattis Bertlich, Friedrich Ihler, Bernhard G Weiss, Saskia Freytag, Michael Strupp, Martin Canis
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to evaluate the effect of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and its neutralization with etanercept on the capability of cochlear pericytes to alter capillary diameter in the stria vascularis. METHODS: Twelve Dunkin-Hartley guinea pigs were randomly assigned to one of three groups. Each group was treated either with placebo and then placebo, TNF and then placebo, or TNF and then etanercept. Cochlear pericytes were visualized using diaminofluorescein-2-diacetate and intravasal blood flow by fluorescein-dextrane...
December 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135874/meni%C3%A3-re-and-friends-imaging-and-classification-of-hydropic-ear-disease
#11
Robert Gürkov
BACKGROUND: Over 75 years ago, endolymphatic hydrops was discovered as the pathologic correlate of Menière's disease. However, this pathologic finding could be ascertained only in postmortem histologic studies. Due to this diagnostic dilemma and the variable manifestation of the various audiovestibular symptoms, diagnostic classification systems based on clinical findings have been used hitherto. METHODS: A review of the literature of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of hydropic ear disease...
December 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135872/the-role-of-auditory-evoked-potentials-in-the-context-of-cochlear-implant-provision
#12
Sebastian Hoth, Oliver Christian Dziemba
: 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 AEP's 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...
December 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135866/importance-of-perimodiolar-electrode-position-for-psychoacoustic-discrimination-in-cochlear-implantation
#13
Angel Ramos Macias, Maria Teresa Perez Zaballos, Angel Ramos de Miguel, Javier Cervera Paz
HYPOTHESIS: Modiolar proximity of the cochlear implant electrodes and low impedance values have a positive effect on electrical pitch discrimination. BACKGROUND: The proximity of the cochlear electrode to the modiolar wall can determine changes in tissue and fluid environment. With the onset of soft-surgery techniques, the trauma caused during surgery has been reduced, minimizing fibrous growth. METHODS: Computed tomography-scan measurements of electrode-inner wall distance and psychoacoustic electrode discrimination tests were done...
December 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135865/electrode-impedance-fluctuations-as-a-biomarker-for-inner-ear-pathology-after-cochlear-implantation
#14
June Choi, Matthew R Payne, Luke J Campbell, Christo W Bester, Carrie Newbold, Hayden Eastwood, Stephen J O'Leary
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Cochlear implant surgery now aims to preserve residual low frequency hearing. The current research explores whether fluctuations in the electrical impedance of cochlear implant electrodes may act as a biomarker for pathological changes that lead to the delayed loss of residual hearing. STUDY DESIGN: Secondary analysis of a double-blinded randomized trial, where methylprednisolone was administered intravenously before cochlear implantation with a view to preserving residual hearing...
December 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135685/olivocochlear-efferent-activity-is-associated-with-the-slope-of-the-psychometric-function-of-speech-recognition-in-noise
#15
Ian B Mertes, Erin C Wilbanks, Marjorie R Leek
OBJECTIVES: The medial olivocochlear (MOC) efferent system can modify cochlear function to improve sound detection in noise, but its role in speech perception in noise is unclear. The purpose of this study was to determine the association between MOC efferent activity and performance on two speech-in-noise tasks at two signal-to-noise ratios (SNRs). It was hypothesized that efferent activity would be more strongly correlated with performance at the more challenging SNR, relative to performance at the less challenging SNR...
November 9, 2017: Ear and Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133013/the-optimal-inter-implant-interval-in-pediatric-sequential-bilateral-implantation
#16
Angelika Illg, Carolin Sandner, Andreas Büchner, Thomas Lenarz, Andrej Kral, Anke Lesinski-Schiedat
An increasing number of children receive bilateral cochlear implants (CIs) sequentially. Outcomes of bilateral implantation show high variability. This retrospective analysis investigates the optimal inter-implant interval. For this purpose, speech comprehension results of 250 children who underwent sequential bilateral cochlear implantation were evaluated. All individuals underwent periodic speech perception testing in quiet and noise. The most recent unilateral data for each side were statistically analyzed...
October 31, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131113/speech-production-quality-of-cochlear-implant-users-with-respect-to-duration-and-onset-of-hearing-loss
#17
Suzan Ruff, Tobias Bocklet, Elmar Nöth, Joachim Müller, Eva Hoster, Maria Schuster
PURPOSE: To assess whether postlingual onset and shorter duration of deafness before cochlear implant (CI) provision predict higher speech intelligibility results of CI users. METHODS: For an objective judgement of speech intelligibility, we used an automatic speech recognition system computing the word recognition rate (WR) of 50 adult CI users and 50 age-matched control individuals. All subjects were recorded reading a standardized text. Subjects were divided into three groups: pre- or perilingual deafness (A), both >2 years before implantation, postlingual deafness <2 years before implantation (B), or postlingual deafness >2 years before implantation (C)...
November 9, 2017: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130968/immunohistochemical-localization-of-calbindin-d28k-parvalbumin-and-calretinin-in-the-superior-olivary-complex-of-circling-mice
#18
Jin-Koo Lee, Dhiraj Maskey, Myeung Ju Kim
The circling mouse serves as a hearing loss model. It has spontaneous tmie gene mutations that cause hair cell and cochlear degeneration. However, little is known about the role of the tmie gene in superior olivary complex (SOC) regions, in which sound information from the two ears is integrated and primarily relayed to the nuclei of the lateral lemniscus and inferior colliculus. Several studies have reported that abnormal calcium (Ca2+) homeostasis is associated with the pathology of hearing loss. This study investigated the distribution of Ca2+-binding proteins (CaBPs), such as calbindin D28k, parvalbumin, and calretinin, in the SOC of the circling mouse on postnatal day 16...
November 4, 2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130439/cochlear-implantation-in-children-with-postlingual-progressive-steeply-sloping-high-frequency-hearing-loss
#19
Margaret A Meredith, Jay T Rubinstein, Kathleen C Y Sie, Susan J Norton
BACKGROUND: Children with steeply sloping sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) lack access to critical high-frequency cues despite the use of advanced hearing aid technology. In addition, their auditory-only aided speech perception abilities often meet Food and Drug Administration criteria for cochlear implantation. PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to describe hearing preservation and speech perception outcomes in a group of young children with steeply sloping SNHL who received a cochlear implant (CI)...
November 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130438/segmental-and-suprasegmental-perception-in-children-using-hearing-aids
#20
Kaitlyn A Wenrich, Lisa S Davidson, Rosalie M Uchanski
BACKGROUND: Suprasegmental perception (perception of stress, intonation, "how something is said" and "who says it") and segmental speech perception (perception of individual phonemes or perception of "what is said") are perceptual abilities that provide the foundation for the development of spoken language and effective communication. While there are numerous studies examining segmental perception in children with hearing aids (HAs), there are far fewer studies examining suprasegmental perception, especially for children with greater degrees of residual hearing...
November 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
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