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By K. Boheim

In recent times, tools for coupling lively implants to the center ear, around window or mixtures of passive center ear prostheses have advanced significantly. sufferer choice standards have increased from only sensorineural listening to losses to conductive and combined listening to losses in difficult-to-treat ears. This e-book takes under consideration lately constructed tools in addition to units in present use. It starts with a desirable and actual background of lively center ear implants, written via one of many major pioneers within the box. within the following chapters, best scientists and clinicians speak about the proper subject matters in otology and audiology. remedies for sensorineural listening to loss, conductive and combined listening to losses, and effects on substitute coupling websites resembling the stapes footplate and the oval window also are coated, in addition to articles on candidacy and cost-effectiveness. This ebook is a needs to for ENT execs and surgeons searching out the newest wisdom on present examine and medical functions of lively center ear implants for every type of listening to loss.

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5k 2k 3k 4k 6k 8k 3,000 4,000 6,000 8,000 Frequency (Hz) 60 50 dB HL 40 30 20 10 0 250 c 500 750 1,000 1,500 2,000 Frequency (Hz) Fig. 1. a Mean air conduction (AC) and BC hearing thresholds pre- and postoperatively. b Mean preand postoperative sound field thresholds for WTs 250 through 8,000 Hz. c Mean functional gain (unaided minus aided sound field thresholds) for WTs 250 through 8,000 Hz. Subjects were 12 adults with conductive or mixed hearing loss. 42 Baumgartner et al. Subject Recruitment and Inclusion Criteria Subjects were recruited from and implanted at ENT clinics in Austria (HNO Universitätsklinik AKH Wien, Landesklinikum St.

Study Design and Statistical Analyses Each subject served as his/her own control in a prospective, single-subject repeated-measures study design. 05 level on pre- and postoperative BC thresholds, sound field thresholds, monosyllabic word recognition, and speech recognition thresholds for 50% correct recognition (SRT50) of words in sentences in quiet and noise. The 3-month postfitting interval was the study endpoint used in statistical analyses. RW Vibroplasty Many of the RW vibroplasty techniques were identical to those for incus vibroplasty [10]: surgical preparation, incision, mastoid drill out, preparation of the device seat and tie-down holes, facial recess and transmeatal routes to the middle ear, fixation of the demodulator, and surgical closure.

Schematic experimental set-up. Fig. 2. FMT with TORP coupled to the stapes footplate. The FMT is covered by a cartilage shield and the oval niche is filled with gel. Results Experiment 1: Effect of Cartilage Shield Figure 3 presents the measurements with and without cartilage shielding. Improved sound transfer of 5–10 dB at low frequencies up to 400 Hz was observed in measurements using cartilage shielding.  4). 34 Zahnert · Bornitz · Hüttenbrink 130 FMT at stapes footplate Without covering Covered with cartilage 120 Equivalent SPL (dB) 110 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 100 1,000 Frequency (Hz) 10,000 Fig.

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