A Case Series of Paediatric Hearing Preservation Cochlear Implantation: A New Treatment Modality for Children with Drug-Induced or Congenital Partial Deafness
Audiology and Neurotology, 06/29/2012
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Kuthubutheen J et al. – Hearing preservation cochlear implantation is a new effective modality in children with partial deafness.
Jafri Kuthubutheen (07/24/2012) comments:
As the indications for cochlear implantation continue to widen, we present a series of children with partial deafness in which there is preservation of low frequency hearing but loss of high frequency hearing. This pattern of hearing loss is also known as a "ski slope" pattern on the audiogram. High frequencies are important in that it contains a lot of the information of speech. Cochlear implantation techniques in this situation requires a technique in which the patient's residual hearing is preserved.