Publication
Title
Cochlear implantation in posttraumatic bilateral temporal bone fracture
Author
Abstract
Temporal bone (TB) fractures can cause loss of audiovestibular function. Four cases of profound hearing impairment following bilateral TB fracture are presented in this report. All patients received a cochlear implant. All 4 patients became regular users of their implants. None of the patients experienced facial nerve stimulation. Implant-aided audiometry demonstrated a hearing threshold of 28 dB HL. The performance in speech understanding was comparable to standard postlingual adult patients implanted. We believe that cochlear implantation in patients suffering from profound sensorineural hearing losses secondary to TB fractures can be an effective tool for rehabilitation. Copyright (C) 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel
Language
English
Source (journal)
ORL: journal for oto-rhino-laryngology and its related specialties
Publication
2012
Volume/pages
74:1(2012), p. 52-56
ISI
000303515300010
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 05.09.2017
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