Cochlear implant treatment of patients with single-sided deafness or asymmetric hearing loss

Cochlear implant treatment of patients with single-sided deafness or asymmetric hearing loss Originalien HNO 2017 · 65 (Suppl 2):S98–S108 S. Arndt · R. Laszig · A. Aschendorff · F. Hassepass · R. Beck · T. Wesarg DOI 10.1007/s00106-016-0297-5 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University Medical Center Freiburg, Published online: 10 February 2017 Freiburg, Germany © Springer Medizin Verlag Berlin 2017 Redaktion W. Baumgartner, Wien Cochlear implant treatment of P. K. Plinkert, Heidelberg M. Ptok, Hannover C. Sittel, Stuttgart patients with single-sided N. Stasche, Kaiserslautern B. Wollenberg, Lübeck deafness or asymmetric hearing loss hearing loss (AHL). In the case of asym- outcomes from comparison of the avail- Introduction metrical hearing loss, the better-hearing able treatment options in patients with Despite near-normal hearing levels in ear also has hearing loss, up to a mod- single-sided deafness, and the number one ear and the ability to understand erate degree, and the difference between of subjects involved is relatively small [1, speech in quiet conditions, people with the two ears is sufficiently large to fulfill 2]. single-sided deafness experience signifi- the criterion for asymmetry [7, 10]. The comparative prospective study re- cant impairment in many everyday situ- Therapy of patients with single-sided ported here represents a single-centre ations. This becomes especially apparent deafness HNO Springer Journals

Cochlear implant treatment of patients with single-sided deafness or asymmetric hearing loss

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