Active middle-ear implant fixation in an unusual place: clinical and audiological outcomes

Active middle-ear implant fixation in an unusual place: clinical and audiological outcomes

Author Polanski, Jose Fernando Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Soares, A. D. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Santos, Z. M. dos Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Cruz, Oswaldo Laércio Mendonça Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Objective: The Vibrant Soundbridge is an active middle-ear implant for hearing rehabilitation that is usually placed in the long process of the incus or round window. This study reports on the unusual implant attachment to the short process of the incus in a patient with ear malformation, and describes their audiological and clinical outcomes. Methods: Case report and literature review. Results: Audiological evaluation with the Vibrant Soundbridge implant showed a pure tone average of 31 dB. The speech test, at 65 dB HL, revealed correct recognition of 92 per cent of disyllabic words. The Glasgow Hearing Aid Benefit Profile showed high levels of satisfaction, hearing aid use and benefit. Conclusion: Fixation of the Vibrant Soundbridge implant on the short process of the incus is a feasible option, with good clinical and audiological outcomes. Coupling the floating mass transducer to the short process of the incus is a good surgical option, especially when the long process and the oval or round window are inaccessible.
Keywords Hearing Loss
Incus
Hearing Aids
Middle Ear Implant
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Cambridge
Language English
Date 2016
Published in Journal Of Laryngology And Otology. Cambridge, v. 130, n. 4, p. 404-407, 2016.
ISSN 0022-2151 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Cambridge Univ Press
Extent 404-407
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022215116000712
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000373127800018
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/56172

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