Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Cochlear Implantation as a Long-Term Treatment for Ipsilateral Incapacitating Tinnitus in Subjects with Unilateral Hearing Loss up to 10 years.

CONCLUSION: This is the first study to report on LT results in a large number of UHL CI users, up to 10 years. Structured interviews shows that 100% of the subjects wears their CI seven days a week. The tinnitus reduces significantly up to three months after the first-fitting and the tinnitus reduction remain stable up to the LT test interval. The SSD group report tinnitus reduction as the primary benefit, whereas the majority of the AHL group report improved hearing as the primary benefit, eight (3-10) years after implantation. In addition to the tinnitus reduction, the CI provides also a benefit regarding reported. PMID: 26433053 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Hearing Research)

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