残聴(90dB以下)を有し、人工内耳と対側の補聴器併用を行った成人3症例の治療成績 [in Japanese] Cochlear implant in 3 adult patients with residual hearing : Concomitant use of unilateral cochlear implant and contralateral hearing aid and its impact on patient satisfaction [in Japanese]
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Cochlear implantation has been established as safe and effective surgery for bilateral severe sensorineural hearing loss. In Japan, one of the major criteria for cochlear implantation in adults is bilateral pure tone threshold average more than 90dB HL. Recently, from a standpoint of quality of hearing (QOH), expansion of the criteria has been made. We performed cochlear implantation in 5 patients with residual hearing who received little or no benefit from hearing aids. Also we performed hearing ability examination, discrimination score examination, visual analogue scale (VAS), and the patient's questionnaire was sent to 3 cases that used a hearing aid together, and therapeutic effect, patient satisfaction, binaural hearing effect were reviewed. There was a difference of degree in each case. but satisfaction by concomitant use of a cochlear implant and a hearing aid was high in all cases.
- Ear Research Japan
Ear Research Japan 16(5), 599-605, 2006-12-25
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