Cochlear And Brainstem Implants by Aage R. Mller

By Aage R. Mller

At the present time, cochlear implants are the main winning of all prostheses of the apprehensive method. they're utilized in people who are deaf or be afflicted by a serious listening to deficiency brought on by lack of cochlear hair cells. Auditory brainstem implants supply stimulation of the cochlear nucleus and are utilized in sufferers with an auditory nerve disorder, a deformed cochlea which doesn't let cochlear implantation, or irritating auditory nerve damage. during this quantity, assorted facets of cochlear implantation reminiscent of the function of neural plasticity, the interplay with the improvement of the auditory method, and the optimum time of implantation in kids (sensitive sessions) are mentioned intimately. extra, the processors and the algorithms utilized in sleek cochlear implants are defined. the second one half is dedicated to auditory brainstem implants. It describes surgical thoughts, equipment for intraoperative checking out in addition to speech processing. It additionally bargains with electric stimulation of neural tissue and the neurophysiologic foundation for cochlear and brainstem implants. The book offers the newest medical and scientific wisdom on cochlear and brainstem implants and is very instructed to audiologists, otolaryngologists and likewise neurosurgeons.

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There was severe atrophy of the stria vascularis (SV) in all turns, partial loss of outer hair cells, and moderate loss of cochlear neurons in the basal turn. The principal histopathologic correlate of the flat sensorineural hearing loss audiometric pattern was severe atrophy of the stria vascularis. SV OC RC Fig. 3. Cochlear degeneration in a 41-year-old woman who suffered a sudden sensorineural hearing loss in her right ear at the age of 18 years. Audiometry demonstrated a profound loss in the right ear.

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5). Therefore, although imaging studies may be helpful in predicting residual spiral ganglion cell counts, the precision is low [27]. Specific Causes of Deafness of Special Relevance to Cochlear Implantation Bacterial Labyrinthitis Patients deafened by bacterial meningitis are frequent candidates for cochlear implantation. However, new bone formation within the cochlea, or labyrinthitis ossificans, is a common finding in such individuals [28, 29] (fig. 6). The presence of labyrinthitis ossificans is recognizable on imaging of the temporal bone, and creates a mechanical impediment to implantation.

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