Title:
Cochlear implantation in 3 adults with auditory neuropathy/auditory dys- synchrony
Authors:
E. MR. De Leenheer*, I. JM. Dhooge*, E. Veuillet**, G. Lina-Granade*** and E. Truy***
Institutions:
*Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium; **Department of Audiology and Orofacial Investigations, ***Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and Phoniatry, Hôpital Edouard Herriot, Lyon, France
Keywords:
Adults; auditory neuropathy; auditory dys-synchrony; cochlear implantation
Pages:
183 - 191
Abstract:
Cochlear implantation in 3 adults with auditory neuropathy/auditory dys-synchrony. We describe 3 adult patients with auditory neuropathy/auditory dys-synchrony (AN/AD) who underwent cochlear implantation. All patients had absent or poorly formed auditory brainstem responses (ABRs) in combination with preserved otoacoustic emissions (OAEs). They exhibited various aetiologies and a large variation in clinical features known to be consistent withAN/AD. Cochlear implantation was successful in 2 out of 3 cases. We conclude that AN/AD implantee candidates should be counselled with care.
Issue:
Vol. 4, 2008, 3rd trimester


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Cochlear implantation in 3 adults with auditory neuropathy/auditory dys- synchrony