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Cochlear implantation in children with cochlear nerve deficiency.

Authors
  • Vincenti, Vincenzo1
  • Ormitti, Francesca2
  • Ventura, Elisa2
  • Guida, Maurizio3
  • Piccinini, Alessia3
  • Pasanisi, Enrico3
  • 1 Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Unit of Audiology and Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, University of Parma, Italy. Electronic address: [email protected] , (Italy)
  • 2 Department of Neuroradiology, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma, Italy. , (Italy)
  • 3 Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Unit of Audiology and Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, University of Parma, Italy. , (Italy)
Type
Published Article
Journal
International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2014
Volume
78
Issue
6
Pages
912–917
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2014.03.003
PMID: 24690223
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

The outcomes of cochlear implantation in these five children with cochlear nerve deficiency are extremely variable, ranging from sporadic cases in which open set speech perception and acquisition of a spoken language are achieved, to most cases in which only an improved access to environmental sound develops. Regardless of these limited outcomes, all patients in our series use their device on a daily basis and derive benefits in everyday life. In our opinion, cochlear implantation can be a viable option in children with cochlear nerve deficiency, but careful counseling to the family on possible restricted benefit is needed.

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