Hearing Preservation After Cochlear Reimplantation Using Electrocochleography: A Case Report

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Abstract

Studies have shown that hearing preservation is possible in the context of reimplantation, but residual hearing could not be predicted or expected in these cases. We describe a case in which a patient with mild to profound sensorineural hearing loss who underwent cochlear implantation with a lateral wall array and had hearing preserved postoperatively. She developed facial nerve stimulation which was unresponsive to reprogramming. Using electrocochleography to measure intracochlear trauma during the insertion process, the patient underwent reimplantation with a perimodiolar electrode and hearing was preserved postoperatively. This case demonstrates the potential to use electrocochleography for hearing preservation during reimplantation. Laryngoscope, 131:2348–2351, 2021.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2348-2351
Number of pages4
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume131
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2021

Keywords

  • Hearing preservation
  • cochlear reimplantation
  • electrocochleography
  • facial nerve stimulation
  • perimodiolar array

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