auditory brain stem implants

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Summary: Multi-channel hearing devices typically used for patients who have tumors on the COCHLEAR NERVE and are unable to benefit from COCHLEAR IMPLANTS after tumor surgery that severs the cochlear nerve. The device electrically stimulates the nerves of cochlea nucleus in the BRAIN STEM rather than the inner ear as in cochlear implants.

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  1. ncbi Subtonsillar placement of auditory brainstem implant
    Y Seki
    Department of Neurosurgery, Tokyo Kyosai Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Acta Neurochir Suppl 87:85-7. 2003
  2. ncbi Cochlear implant failure: is an auditory brainstem implant the answer?
    Vittorio Colletti
    ENT Department, University of Verona, Policlinico G B Rossi, Verona, Italy
    Acta Otolaryngol 124:353-7. 2004
  3. ncbi Auditory brainstem implants: surgical aspects
    Jose N Fayad
    House Clinic, Los Angeles, CA 90057, USA
    Adv Otorhinolaryngol 64:144-53. 2006
  4. ncbi Electrical stimulation of the midbrain for hearing restoration: insight into the functional organization of the human central auditory system
    Hubert H Lim
    Otorhinolaryngology Department, Hannover Medical University, 30625 Hannover, Germany
    J Neurosci 27:13541-51. 2007
  5. ncbi The auditory midbrain implant: a new auditory prosthesis for neural deafness-concept and device description
    Thomas Lenarz
    Otorhinolaryngology Department, Medical University of Hannover, Germany
    Otol Neurotol 27:838-43. 2006
  6. doi Auditory midbrain implant: a review
    Hubert H Lim
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
    Trends Amplif 13:149-80. 2009
  7. doi Auditory brainstem implants
    Marc S Schwartz
    House Clinic, Los Angeles, California 90057, USA
    Neurotherapeutics 5:128-36. 2008
  8. ncbi Open set speech perception with auditory brainstem implant?
    Vittorio Colletti
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Laryngoscope 115:1974-8. 2005
  9. ncbi Optimizing the clinical fit of auditory brain stem implants
    Christopher J Long
    MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Ear Hear 26:251-62. 2005
  10. doi Cochlear nucleus auditory prostheses
    D B McCreery
    Huntington Medical Research Institutes, Neural Engineering Program, 734 Fairmount Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105, United States
    Hear Res 242:64-73. 2008

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  1. ncbi Subtonsillar placement of auditory brainstem implant
    Y Seki
    Department of Neurosurgery, Tokyo Kyosai Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Acta Neurochir Suppl 87:85-7. 2003
    ..Hearing in pure tone average was maintained almost at the preoperative level. We present a new use of this approach in placing the electrode and discuss its advantages...
  2. ncbi Cochlear implant failure: is an auditory brainstem implant the answer?
    Vittorio Colletti
    ENT Department, University of Verona, Policlinico G B Rossi, Verona, Italy
    Acta Otolaryngol 124:353-7. 2004
    ..To investigate the auditory rehabilitative results achieved in five patients with cochlear implants (CIs) who subsequently received, due to poor results, auditory brainstem implants (ABIs)...
  3. ncbi Auditory brainstem implants: surgical aspects
    Jose N Fayad
    House Clinic, Los Angeles, CA 90057, USA
    Adv Otorhinolaryngol 64:144-53. 2006
    ..The surgical anatomy of the nucleus and surgical placement of the ABI in patients with neurofibromatosis type 2 are described, and surgical considerations in this group of challenging patients are detailed...
  4. ncbi Electrical stimulation of the midbrain for hearing restoration: insight into the functional organization of the human central auditory system
    Hubert H Lim
    Otorhinolaryngology Department, Hannover Medical University, 30625 Hannover, Germany
    J Neurosci 27:13541-51. 2007
    ..These findings provide some insight into how we may need to stimulate the midbrain to improve hearing performance with the AMI...
  5. ncbi The auditory midbrain implant: a new auditory prosthesis for neural deafness-concept and device description
    Thomas Lenarz
    Otorhinolaryngology Department, Medical University of Hannover, Germany
    Otol Neurotol 27:838-43. 2006
    ..Practical considerations for implementation of the AMI will also be discussed...
  6. doi Auditory midbrain implant: a review
    Hubert H Lim
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
    Trends Amplif 13:149-80. 2009
    ..Finally, several issues and hypotheses for why current patients obtain limited speech perception along with several feasible solutions for improving AMI implementation are presented...
  7. doi Auditory brainstem implants
    Marc S Schwartz
    House Clinic, Los Angeles, California 90057, USA
    Neurotherapeutics 5:128-36. 2008
    ..We discuss future directions in central implants for hearing, including the penetrating ABI, the use of ABI in nontumor patients, and the auditory midbrain implant...
  8. ncbi Open set speech perception with auditory brainstem implant?
    Vittorio Colletti
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Laryngoscope 115:1974-8. 2005
    ..In the present study, a series of psychophysical tests were administered to determine the cause of the difference in performance between tumor (T) and nontumor (NT) ABI patients...
  9. ncbi Optimizing the clinical fit of auditory brain stem implants
    Christopher J Long
    MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Ear Hear 26:251-62. 2005
    To develop and implement a new audiological fitting procedure for auditory brain stem implants (ABIs), based on an efficient algorithm, and to compare it with two procedures presently used in clinical practice.
  10. doi Cochlear nucleus auditory prostheses
    D B McCreery
    Huntington Medical Research Institutes, Neural Engineering Program, 734 Fairmount Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105, United States
    Hear Res 242:64-73. 2008
    ..This suggests that the cochlear nuclei of the NF2 patients are damaged by the disease process or during surgical removal of the tumor...
  11. ncbi Auditory brainstem implant in posttraumatic cochlear nerve avulsion
    V Colletti
    ENT Department, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Audiol Neurootol 9:247-55. 2004
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  12. ncbi Restoring hearing with active hearing implants
    Ph A Federspil
    University of Saarland, Department of Oto Rhino Laryngology, Homburg Saar, Germany
    Biomed Tech (Berl) 49:78-82. 2004
    ..CI replace inner ear function in deaf or almost deaf patients. This article gives an overview on the range of active hearing implants to restore hearing and outlines the future use of computer and robot aided surgery...
  13. ncbi Auditory brainstem implantation in 12- to 18-year-olds
    Steven R Otto
    House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, CA 90057, USA
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 130:656-9. 2004
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  14. ncbi [Hearing disorder. Mechanical management of hearing loss: cochlear implants and brain stem implants--current developments in the last 10 years]
    J Muller
    Schwerpunkt Cochlea Implantate und Hörprothetik, Klinik und Poliklinik Fur Hals, Nasen und Ohrenkranke der Universität Josef Schneider Strasse 11, 97080 Wurzburg
    Laryngorhinootologie 84:S60-9. 2005
  15. ncbi MRI compatibility issues in otology
    Michael H Fritsch
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 15:335-40. 2007
    ..This review examines the specific issues and the conclusions of 33 referenced studies examining those issues...
  16. ncbi Twenty-five years of auditory brainstem implants: perspectives
    J Kuchta
    Department of Neurosurgery, Cologne University Hospital, Germany
    Acta Neurochir Suppl 97:443-9. 2007
    ..These techniques may further improve auditory perceptual performance in ABI patients and provide hearing to a variety of types of central deafness...
  17. ncbi Distribution of Fos-like immunoreactivity in the auditory pathway evoked by bipolar electrical brainstem stimulation
    Hideo Takagi
    Department of Otolaryngology, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo 160 0023, Japan
    Acta Otolaryngol 124:907-13. 2004
    ..However, little work has been done on the effect of the ABI on the mammalian auditory pathway. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the effect of the ABI using Fos-like immunoreactivity...
  18. ncbi Optimizing fitting in children using objective measures such as neural response imaging and electrically evoked stapedius reflex threshold
    Gül Caner
    SB Izmir Research and Training Hospital, Ear Nose Throat Clinic, Izmir, Turkey
    Otol Neurotol 28:637-40. 2007
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  19. ncbi History of cochlear implants and auditory brainstem implants
    Aage R Møller
    School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, 75083 0688, USA
    Adv Otorhinolaryngol 64:1-10. 2006
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  20. ncbi A model for auditory brain stem implants: bilateral surgical deafferentation of the cochlear nuclei in the macaque monkey
    Francisco Javier Cervera-Paz
    Departamento de Otorrinolaringologia, University of Navarra, Clinica Universitaria, Pamplona, Spain
    Ear Hear 28:424-33. 2007
    ..and irreversible sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), which can only be overcome with individually-fitted auditory brain stem implants that directly stimulate the cochlear nuclei...
  21. ncbi Cochlear and brainstem implantation
    Elizabeth H Toh
    House Ear Clinic, 8162 Manitoba Street, 316, Playa Del Ray, CA 90293, USA
    Otolaryngol Clin North Am 35:325-42. 2002
    ..Most patients undergoing implantation demonstrate improved lip-reading skills, and exceptional performers achieve understanding of open-set speech...
  22. ncbi C-Fos immunoreactivity mapping of the auditory system after electrical stimulation of the cochlear nerve in rats
    Makoto Nakamura
    Department of Neurosurgery, Nordstadt Hospital, Haltenhoffstr 41, 30167 Hannover, Germany
    Hear Res 184:75-81. 2003
    ..Future functional studies analyzing the effect of electrical stimulation of the central auditory system as performed by auditory brainstem implants could be investigated in detail by mapping c-Fos expression on cellular level...
  23. ncbi Far-field responses to stimulation of the cochlear nucleus by microsurgically placed penetrating and surface electrodes in the cat
    S K Rosahl
    Department of Neurosurgery, Nordstadt Hospital, Hannover, Germany
    J Neurosurg 95:845-52. 2001
    ....
  24. pmc CNAP To Predict Functional Cochlear Nerve Preservation in NF-2: Cochlear Implant or Auditory Brainstem Implant
    Enrico Piccirillo
    Gruppo Otologico, Otology and Skull Base Quaternary Referral Center, Piacenza Rome, Italy
    Skull Base 18:281-7. 2008
    ..To this end we propose that a multicenter trial be undertaken to further elucidate the role of intraoperative monitoring to determine the functional preservation of the cochlear nerve...
  25. ncbi Use of a multichannel auditory brainstem implant for neurofibromatosis type 2
    Marc S Schwartz
    House Ear Clinic and House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, CA 90057, USA
    Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 81:110-4. 2003
    ..The degree of improvement varied considerably among patients. ABI is a useful device for deaf patients with NF 2. As measured by audiologic testing, many patients receive substantial benefit with regard to sound and speech comprehension...
  26. doi Electrical stimulation of the dorsal cochlear nucleus induces hearing in rats
    Jinsheng Zhang
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 5E UHC, Wayne State University School of Medicine, 4201 Saint Antoine, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    Brain Res 1311:37-50. 2010
    ..The novel ePPI behavioral paradigm may potentially be developed into an efficient method for testing hearing in animals with an implantable prosthesis...
  27. ncbi Recent advances in the treatment of sensorineural deafness
    E Murugasu
    Department of Otolaryngology, Singapore General Hospital
    Ann Acad Med Singapore 34:313-21. 2005
    ..Finally, we take a glimpse into the future prospects of stem cell treatment and hair cell regeneration with gene delivery to the inner ear for the treatment of sensorineural hearing loss...
  28. doi Update on long-term results with auditory brainstem implants in NF2 patients
    Sangeeta Maini
    Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Forrester Hill Road, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZA, UK
    Cochlear Implants Int 10:33-7. 2009
    ..This study confirms that gradual improvement in performance occurs beyond one year post-implantation, as speech perception scores continued to improve...
  29. ncbi Neurophysiologic basis for cochlear and auditory brainstem implants
    A R Møller
    Callier Center for Communication Disorders, School of Human Development, University of Texas at Dallas, 75235, USA
    Am J Audiol 10:68-77. 2001
    ..It is then pertinent to ask how many channels are needed. Because speech discrimination is very important, it is probably sufficient to use enough channels to separate formants from each other...
  30. doi Selective vulnerability of adult cochlear nucleus neurons to de-afferentation by mechanical compression
    Tetsuji Sekiya
    Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Sakyou ku, Kyoto 606 8507, Japan
    Exp Neurol 218:117-23. 2009
    ..Thus, this experimental model may be promising to obtain not only the basic knowledge on auditory nerve/CN degeneration but also the information relevant to the application of cochlear or auditory brainstem implants...
  31. doi Cochlear and brainstem implantation. 2002
    Elizabeth H Toh
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh, Eye and Ear Institute, Suite 500, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Neurosurg Clin N Am 19:317-29, vii. 2008
    ..An update on implant devices, speech processing strategies, candidacy criteria, and perceptual performance are provided in this article...
  32. ncbi A guide to the positioning of brainstem implants using intraoperative electrical auditory brainstem responses
    Barry Nevison
    Cochlear Europe Ltd, Addlestone, UK
    Adv Otorhinolaryngol 64:154-66. 2006
    ..In individuals with a large lateral recess, measuring other combinations may assist in sideways and rotational orientation of the electrode array...
  33. doi Bacterial meningitis secondary to stapes footplate malformation in a child with an auditory brainstem implant
    M Mandala
    ENT Department, University of Verona, Italy
    J Laryngol Otol 126:72-5. 2012
    ..We report a rare presentation of otogenic bacterial meningitis secondary to a stapes footplate malformation in a paediatric patient with an auditory brainstem implant...
  34. ncbi Bilateral electric stimulation from auditory brainstem implants in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 2
    Henryk Skarzynski
    Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, Warsaw, Poland
    Med Sci Monit 15:CS100-4. 2009
    ..Recent developments in the field of electronic hearing prostheses have allowed for the introduction of auditory brainstem implants in patients with neurofibromatosis type 2...
  35. doi Outcome from surgery for vestibular schwannomas in children
    Stephen P MacNally
    Department of Neurosurgery, Salford Royal Hospital, Manchester, UK
    Br J Neurosurg 23:226-31. 2009
    ....
  36. doi Auditory brainstem implants: how do they work?
    C Vincent
    Département d Otologie et d Otoneurologie, Universite de Lille 2, France
    Anat Rec (Hoboken) 295:1981-6. 2012
    ..For the majority of patients, this improvement is essentially obtained by an augmentation of lip reading performances. Speech comprehension without lip-reading is not as good as with cochlear implants...
  37. doi Neuronal activity evoked in the inferior colliculus of the cat by surface macroelectrodes and penetrating microelectrodes implanted in the cochlear nucleus
    Douglas McCreery
    Huntington Medical Research Institutes, Pasadena, CA 91105, USA
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 57:1765-73. 2010
    ..This concordance helps to validate our cat model as a means of investigating the synergistic use of surface and penetrating electrodes in a clinical ABI...
  38. ncbi Auditory brainstem implant part II: subjective assessment of functional outcome
    Minoo Lenarz
    Department of Otolaryngology, Medical University of Hannover, Germany
    Otol Neurotol 23:694-7. 2002
    ..OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to present the patients' recommendations and judgments about their hearing and communication abilities with the help of the auditory brainstem implant...
  39. doi Auditory brainstem implants in NF2 patients: results and review of the literature
    Mario Sanna
    Department of Otology and Skull Base Surgery, Gruppo Otologico, Piacenza, Rome, Italy
    Otol Neurotol 33:154-64. 2012
    ..If the cochlear nerve is not preserved during tumor removal, the only hearing rehabilitation in these patients could be via an auditory brainstem implant (ABI)...
  40. doi Management of hearing in pediatric NF2
    Taylor H Shepard
    Division of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    Otol Neurotol 33:1066-70. 2012
    ..The unique nature of each case discussed will provide valuable guiding principles for the treating surgeon...
  41. ncbi Medical and surgical considerations for implantable hearing prosthetic devices
    Peter C Weber
    Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Disorders, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44195, USA
    Am J Audiol 11:134-8. 2002
    ..This article examines the medical and surgical aspects of four types of implantable hearing devices: bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA), middle ear implants, cochlear implants, and auditory brainstem implants...
  42. ncbi WE-G-217A-01: Fast Recovery Driven Equilibrium with Automated Switching to Avoid Artifacts
    H Edmonson
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
    Med Phys 39:3975. 2012
    ..Clinical images from a patient with bilateral auditory brainstem implants demonstrate potential artifacts introduced by FR, and the benefits of automatically avoiding unnecessary use of FR...
  43. doi [Neurofibromatosis type 2 and auditory brainstem implantation]
    Torbjørn Elvsåshagen
    Avdeling for nevropsykiatri og psykosomatisk medisin, Nevroklinikken, Oslo universitetssykehus, Rikshospitalet 0027 Oslo og Institutt for psykiatri Det medisinske fakultet, Universitetet i Oslo, Norway
    Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 129:1469-73. 2009
    ..Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) is a rare and severe autosomal dominant disorder caused by mutations in a tumour suppressor gene. This article reviews NF2 and its treatment with auditory brainstem implantation...
  44. ncbi Auditory midbrain implant: a combined approach for vestibular schwannoma surgery and device implantation
    Amir Samii
    Department of Neurosurgery, International Neuroscience Institute, Hannover, Germany
    Otol Neurotol 28:31-8. 2007
    ....
  45. doi Surgical management of vestibular schwannomas and hearing rehabilitation in neurofibromatosis type 2
    James R Tysome
    Department of Otolaryngology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, Cambridge, UK
    Otol Neurotol 33:466-72. 2012
    ..To report our approach to the surgical management of vestibular schwannomas (VSs) and hearing rehabilitation in neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2)...
  46. pmc Histopathological analysis of a 15-year user of an auditory brainstem implant
    Steven R Otto
    Department of Communications and Auditory Neuroscience, House Research Institute, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Laryngoscope 122:645-8. 2012
    ..There was good preservation of CN cell size, morphology, and packing density, a very favorable sign considering that a number of infants are now receiving ABIs...
  47. doi Electrophysiological mapping of the cochlear nucleus with multi-channel bipolar surface microelectrodes
    Kiyoshi Oda
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 270:869-74. 2013
    ..Further study to clarify the optimal inter-electrode distance for humans is necessary before application to physiological mapping in the human cochlear nucleus...
  48. doi Auditory brainstem implant outcomes and MAP parameters: report of experiences in adults and children
    Maria Valéria Schmidt Goffi-Gomez
    ENT Department at Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
    Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 76:257-64. 2012
    ..Although the results has been extensively reported, the stimulation parameters involved behind the outcomes have received less attention...
  49. doi Auditory brainstem implantation
    Levent Sennaroglu
    Department of Otolaryngology, Hacettepe University Medical Faculty, Ankara, Turkey
    Auris Nasus Larynx 39:439-50. 2012
    ..In the present review article history and development of ABI, indications, side selection criteria, surgery and audiological outcome are presented...
  50. doi Long-term follow-up of infants (4-11 months) fitted with cochlear implants
    Liliana Colletti
    ENT Department, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Acta Otolaryngol 129:361-6. 2009
    ....
  51. doi Auditory brainstem implants for neurofibromatosis type 2
    Liliana Colletti
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 20:353-7. 2012
    ..This study will review the new developments and improving outcomes of the ABI...
  52. ncbi Sending sound to the brain
    J P Rauschecker
    Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20007, USA
    Science 295:1025-9. 2002
    ....
  53. ncbi Rehabilitation of hearing and communication functions in patients with NF2
    J Kuchta
    Department of Neurosurgery, Department of ENT Surgery, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    Acta Neurochir Suppl 79:109-11. 2002
    ..With auditory brain stem implants it is now possible to bypass both the cochlea and the 8th nerve and to stimulate the cochlear nucleus ..
  54. ncbi [Optimization of microsurgical operation technique to insert auditory brainstem implants, taking into account the results of a morphometric study]
    R Quester
    Zentrum für Neurochirurgie, Klinikum der Universität zu Köln, Seminar für Psychiatrie der Heilpädagogischen Fakultät, Universitat zu Koln
    HNO 52:706-13. 2004
    ..However, there have been few studies on the topographical relations in the target region, particularly the floor of the IVth ventricle...
  55. doi Trigeminal neuralgia resulting from auditory brainstem implant cable compression
    Marc S Schwartz
    House Clinic, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Neurosurg 114:186-8. 2011
    ..This is the first report of an ABI cable becoming displaced, resulting in neurovascular compression. This case demonstrates that trigeminal neuralgia can result from nonvascular compression of the trigeminal nerve...
  56. ncbi Our surgical experience with large vestibular schwannomas
    J Skrivan
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Institute of Postgradual Education, Faculty Hospital Motol, V Uvalu 84, 150 06 Praha 5 Czech Republic
    Otolaryngol Pol 58:69-72. 2004
    ..Auditory brainstem implants bring a new chance of hearing after tumour removal in patients with NF2...
  57. ncbi Neuroprosthetic hearing with auditory brainstem implants
    J Kuchta
    Department of Neurosurgery, Cologne University Hospital, Germany
    Biomed Tech (Berl) 49:83-7. 2004
    ..The task for the next years is to improve the outcome of ABI further by developing new less invasive operative approaches as well as new hardware and software for the ABI device...
  58. doi Consensus recommendations to accelerate clinical trials for neurofibromatosis type 2
    D Gareth Evans
    St Mary s Hospital, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Clin Cancer Res 15:5032-9. 2009
    ..Meningiomas, ependymomas, and other benign central nervous system tumors are also common in NF2. The lack of effective treatments for NF2 marks an unmet medical need...
  59. ncbi Cochlear implants and electrical brainstem stimulation in sensorineural hearing loss
    R Laszig
    Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic, University of Freiburg, Germany
    Curr Opin Neurol 12:41-4. 1999
    ..The cochlear implant is suitable for patients with hearing loss due to inner ear disorders, but who have functioning hearing nerve. Patients with a defect of the hearing nerve can be provided with an auditory brainstem implant...
  60. doi Acute cochlear nucleus compression alters tuning properties of inferior colliculus neurons
    Katherine N Crea
    School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Vic, Australia
    Audiol Neurootol 15:18-26. 2010
    ..NF2 patients may have poorer ABI performance due to damage to the physical structure of the CN, resulting in alterations to the tonotopic organisation of the auditory pathway which may complicate ABI implantation and activation...
  61. ncbi Auditory brainstem implant as a salvage treatment after unsuccessful cochlear implantation
    Vittorio Colletti
    Ear, Nose, and Throat Department, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Otol Neurotol 25:485-96; discussion 496. 2004
    ..The present article investigates on an individual basis the performance achieved with the auditory brainstem implant in patients who had been treated unsuccessfully with a cochlear implant...
  62. doi Imaging in 28 children with cochlear nerve aplasia
    Marco Carner
    ENT Department, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Acta Otolaryngol 129:458-61. 2009
    ..Preoperative CT and MRI assessment of children with severe or profound sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is critical for determining implant candidacy...
  63. ncbi Auditory brainstem implantation in patients with neurofibromatosis type 2
    Seth J Kanowitz
    Department of Otolaryngology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Laryngoscope 114:2135-46. 2004
    ..This study aims to review the surgical and audiologic outcomes in 18 patients implanted by our Skull Base Surgery Team from 1994 through 2003...
  64. ncbi Challenges and recent developments in hearing aids. Part II. Feedback and occlusion effect reduction strategies, laser shell manufacturing processes, and other signal processing technologies
    King Chung
    Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
    Trends Amplif 8:125-64. 2004
    ..Finally, the applications of advanced hearing aid technologies to enhance other devices such as cochlear implants, hearing protectors, and cellular phones are discussed...
  65. pmc Accuracy of image-guided surgical systems at the lateral skull base as clinically assessed using bone-anchored hearing aid posts as surgical targets
    Ramya Balachandran
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Otol Neurotol 29:1050-5. 2008
    ..We then compare the accuracy of 2 IGS systems-one using laser skin-surface scanning (LSSS) and another using a noninvasive fiducial frame (FF) attached to patient via dental bite-block (DBB) for registration...
  66. ncbi The multichannel auditory brainstem implant: how many electrodes make sense?
    Johannes Kuchta
    Department of Neurosurgery, Cologne University, Cologne, Germany
    J Neurosurg 100:16-23. 2004
    ..In this paper the authors critically analyze this assumption on the basis of a retrospective clinical study performed using the Nucleus 22 ABI surface electrode array...
  67. doi Complications in auditory brainstem implant surgery in adults and children
    Vittorio Colletti
    ENT Department, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Otol Neurotol 31:558-64. 2010
    ..This article examines the complications encountered in ABI surgery in all patient groups...
  68. ncbi Hearing restoration with auditory brainstem implants after radiosurgery for neurofibromatosis type 2
    M Kalamarides
    Department of Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology, Hopital Beaujon, Faculte Xavier Bichat, Universite Paris 7, France
    J Neurosurg 95:1028-33. 2001
    ..It is concluded that hearing function can be rehabilitated using ABIs in patients with NF2, even if radiosurgery fails to control the tumor growth...
  69. ncbi Polyester meshes and adhesive materials in the brain: comparative research in rats to optimize surgical strategy
    Ralf Quester
    Center for Neurosurgery, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Clinic, and General Neurosurgical Clinic, University of Cologne, Germany
    J Neurosurg 96:760-9. 2002
    ..The goal of this study was to determine the biocompatibility of polyester mesh electrode carriers for auditory brainstem implants with and without adhesives in a rat model...
  70. ncbi Auditory brainstem implantation: the University of Verona experience
    Vittorio Colletti
    ENT Department, University of Verona, Italy
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 127:84-96. 2002
    ..Study Design: We conducted a retrospective case review...
  71. ncbi Hearing restoration with auditory brainstem implant in three children with cochlear nerve aplasia
    Vittorio Colletti
    Ear, Nose, and Throat Department, University of Verona, Italy
    Otol Neurotol 23:682-93. 2002
    ..To verify the possibility of auditory habilitation in children with aplasia and hypoplasia of the cochlear nerve by direct electrical stimulation of the cochlear nuclei with an auditory brainstem implant...
  72. ncbi Biocompatibility and healing process of polyester meshes in the brain: in vivo examination in rats
    Ralf Quester
    Center for Neurosurgery, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Clinic, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cologne, Germany
    Biomaterials 24:711-21. 2003
    ..To analyze the biocompatibility of multifilament polyester (PET) meshes used for the implantation of auditory brainstem implants in a standardized Wistar rat model (n=29)...
  73. ncbi Effect of topically applied basic fibroblast growth factor on injured cochlear nerve
    Tetsuji Sekiya
    Department of Neurosurgery, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Hirosaki, Japan
    Neurosurgery 52:900-7; discussion 907. 2003
    ..To challenge such a pessimistic view, we investigated whether pharmacological interventions with basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) could ameliorate trauma-induced cochlear nerve degeneration...
  74. ncbi [Use of the auditory brainstem neuroprosthesis in the Czech Republic]
    J Skrivan
    Klinika otorinolaryngologie a chirurgie hlavy a krku 1 LF UK a FNM, Praha
    Cas Lek Cesk 142:29-33. 2003
    ..Stimulation of auditory nuclei in the floor of the IVth ventricle is realized by an electrode array introduced during surgery in the lateral recess of the IVth ventricle...
  75. ncbi Poznań's program of cochlear and brainstem implantation: a general review
    W Szyfter
    Department of Otolaryngology, Karol Marcinkowski University School of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland
    Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 260:460-3. 2003
    ..Voice rehabilitation is often monitored by acoustic analysis using the Multi Dimensional Voice Program (MDVP)...
  76. doi The cochleovestibular nerve identified during auditory brainstem implantation in patients with narrow internal auditory canals: can preoperative evaluation predict cochleovestibular nerve deficiency?
    Mee Hyun Song
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Kwandong University College of Medicine, Goyang, South Korea
    Laryngoscope 121:1773-9. 2011
    ..To analyze the value of preoperative diagnostic tools in predicting the status of the cochleovestibular nerve (CVN) in patients with narrow internal auditory canals (IAC)...
  77. doi [Possibility of hearing preservation treatment by patient suffered from neurofibromatosis type 2: case report]
    Barbara Jamróz
    Katedra i Klinika Otolaryngologii Warszawskiego Uniwersytetu Medycznego
    Otolaryngol Pol 64:114-7. 2010
    ..The aim of the study is case report of the patient suffered from bilateral vestibular schwannoma. Early diagnosis and therapy enable hearing preservation and good facial nerve function...
  78. ncbi Deafness and the bionic ear
    V Colletti
    ENT Department, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Artif Cells Blood Substit Immobil Biotechnol 31:139-43. 2003
  79. ncbi [Clinical application of the multichannel auditory brainstem implant]
    H Wu
    Department of Otolaryngology, Beaujon Hospital, University Paris 7, 92110 Clichy, France
    Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Ke Za Zhi 35:123-5. 2000
    ..To investigate the surgical techniques and speech performance of multichannel auditory brainstem implant (ABI) in patients with bilateral acoustic neuromas (neurofibromatosis type 2)...
  80. ncbi Cochlear implantation at under 12 months: report on 10 patients
    Vittorio Colletti
    ENT Department, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Laryngoscope 115:445-9. 2005
    ..Children aged as little as 12 months are now being implanted in some centers. On the basis of our experience with very young children, we believe that the date of implantation may be further reduced to only 4 to 6 months of age...
  81. doi Auditory rehabilitation after long-term deafness
    Alireza Gharabaghi
    Department of Neurosurgery, Eberhard Karls University Hospital, Tubingen, Germany
    Neurosurgery 62:983-5; discussion 985-6. 2008
    ..There is, therefore, a lack of information regarding the potential of the central auditory system to mediate hearing perception after long-term deafness...
  82. doi Nonverbal cognitive abilities and auditory performance in children fitted with auditory brainstem implants: preliminary report
    Liliana Colletti
    Ear, Nose, and Throat Department, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Laryngoscope 118:1443-8. 2008
    ..This article reports on the auditory performance and cognitive development measured in children with ABIs...
  83. ncbi Auditory brainstem implants: current state and future directions with special reference to the subtonsillar approach for implantation
    Y Seki
    Department of Neurosurgery, Tokyo Kyosai Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Acta Neurochir Suppl 97:431-5. 2007
    ..Hearing performance, however, is not as good as that offered by the cochlear implant. To improve the quality of hearing, new techniques such as advanced coding strategies and penetrating electrodes, are now being introduced...
  84. ncbi [Anatomical references in auditory brainstem implant surgery]
    Rubens Vuono Brito Neto
    Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Sao Paulo
    Braz J Otorhinolaryngol 71:282-6. 2005
    ..The surgery, because of its anatomical and functional complexity, requires specific training of the surgeon in an anatomy lab...
  85. ncbi Interaction of cochlear nucleus explants with semiconductor materials
    Robert Mlynski
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany
    Laryngoscope 117:1216-22. 2007
    ..Whereas several kinds of neurons are known to grow on semiconductor substrates, interactions of cochlear nucleus (CN) neurons with such materials have yet to be described...
  86. ncbi Traditional and emerging indications in cochlear and auditory brainstem implants
    F J Cervera-Paz
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital and Medical School, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
    Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol (Bord) 126:287-92. 2005
    ..This review will be exemplified with data from the University of Navarra Cochlear Implant Program, currently accounting for more than 500 patients implanted...
  87. ncbi Today's indications for cochlear implantation
    N Deggouj
    Audiophonology Center, Academic Hospital Saint Luc, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
    B-ENT 3:9-14. 2007
    ..When an auditory nerve is absent or when implantation failed despite a functional device, auditory brainstem implants can restore some form of hearing to the deaf...
  88. ncbi [Restoration of hearing--comparing auditory brainstem implant to cochlear implant]
    Yojiro Seki
    Department of Neurosurgery, Tokyo Kyosai Hospital, 2 3 8 Nakameguro, Meguro ku, Tokyo, Japan
    Brain Nerve 59:323-9. 2007
    ..Hearing performance by ABI, however, is not so good as that by CI. To improve the quality of hearing by ABI, new techniques such as advanced coding strategies and depth electrodes are now being introduced...
  89. ncbi [Auditory brainstem implant: indications and results]
    D Bouccara
    Service d ORL, APHP, Hopital Beaujon, Universite Paris VII, 100 Boulevard du General Leclerc, 92110 Clichy, France
    Ann Otolaryngol Chir Cervicofac 124:148-54. 2007
    ..To summarize the indications and evaluate the Auditory Brainstem Implant (ABI) performances in neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) and other otologics indications, as postmeningitis ossified cochlea...
  90. ncbi The first successful case of hearing produced by electrical stimulation of the human midbrain
    Vittorio Colletti
    ENT, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Otol Neurotol 28:39-43. 2007
    ..Electrical stimulation of the inferior colliculus in the midbrain can provide a safe and efficacious alternative to auditory brainstem implants (ABIs)...
  91. ncbi Auditory outcomes in tumor vs. nontumor patients fitted with auditory brainstem implants
    Vittorio Colletti
    Clinica ORL, Ospedale Policlinico, Verona, Italy
    Adv Otorhinolaryngol 64:167-85. 2006
    ..4) The ABI represents the tool for hearing rehabilitation in patients with profound hearing loss who cannot be fitted with cochlear implants...
  92. ncbi [ADANO-Fall Meeting 2006 in Freiburg]
    S Hoth
    Hals Nasen Ohrenklinik, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, 69120, Im Neuenheimer Feld 400, Heidelberg
    HNO 55:5-11. 2007
  93. ncbi Auditory brainstem implantation to rehabilitate profound hearing loss with totally ossified cochleae induced by pneumococcal meningitis
    Alexis Bozorg Grayeli
    Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Hopital Beaujon, Clichy, France
    Audiol Neurootol 12:27-30. 2007
    ..Auditory brainstem implants are an efficient means of auditory rehabilitation and may be considered in selected cases of bilateral profound hearing loss with the impossibility of cochlear implantation...
  94. ncbi Role of CT and MRI in the preoperative evaluation of auditory brainstem implantation in patients with congenital inner ear pathology
    R Cerini
    Istituto di Radiologia, Universita di Verona, Policlinico G B Rossi, Verona, Italy
    Radiol Med 111:978-88. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reliability of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in characterising cochlear nerve anomalies in auditory brainstem implant candidates with congenital hearing loss...
  95. ncbi Auditory brainstem implant in a child with severely ossified cochlea
    Mario Sanna
    Gruppo Otologico Piacenza, Rome, Italy
    Laryngoscope 116:1700-3. 2006
    ..The aim of our study is to present a case where brainstem implantation was successfully performed as an alternative to cochlear implantation in a child with bilateral severe ossification of the cochlea...
  96. ncbi Auditory brainstem implants: past, present and future prospects
    F J Cervera-Paz
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Clinica Universitaria, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
    Acta Neurochir Suppl 97:437-42. 2007
    ..To the best of our knowledge, we describe the first pathology images of the cochlear nucleus in a patient who had received an ABI...
  97. ncbi Neural response telemetry and auditory/nonauditory sensations in 15 recipients of auditory brainstem implants
    Steven R Otto
    House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Am Acad Audiol 16:219-27. 2005
    ..The findings suggest that the categorization of NRT recordings used in this study is inappropriate for assisting with placement of an ABI electrode array intra-operatively or for programming the sound processor postoperatively...
  98. ncbi Effects of cochlear nuclei electrical stimulation with surface brain stem implants in nonhuman primates
    Manuel Manrique
    Departamento de Otorrinolaringologia, Clinica Universitaria, Universidad de Navarra, Avda Pío XII No 36, 31008 Pamplona, Spain
    Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 117:212-20. 2008
    ..We undertook morphological evaluation of the cochlear nucleus complex (CNC) after implantation of a surface auditory brain stem implant (ABI)...
  99. ncbi Complicated decisionmaking in indications for auditory brainstem implant (ABI) in a patient with neurofibromatosis 2
    J Skrivan
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Charles University in Prague, First Faculty of Medicine and Faculty Hospital Motol, Prague, Czech Republic
    Prague Med Rep 108:256-62. 2007
    ..Various therapeutic modalities, including restoration of hearing after vestibular schwannoma surgery with an auditory brainstem implant (ABI), are considered...
  100. doi Bionic ear imaging
    R Cerini
    Istituto di Radiologia, Universita di Verona, Piazzale L A Scuro, Verona, Italy
    Radiol Med 113:265-77. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to illustrate the different imaging features of middle and inner ear implants, brainstem implants and inferior colliculus implants...
  101. doi Effects of phase duration and pulse rate on loudness and pitch percepts in the first auditory midbrain implant patients: Comparison to cochlear implant and auditory brainstem implant results
    H H Lim
    Otorhinolaryngology Department, Hannover Medical University, Carl Neuberg Str 1 Gebaeude K5, Ebene 1, Raum 4010, 30625 Hannover, Germany
    Neuroscience 154:370-80. 2008
    ..However, loudness adaptation occurs at multiple stages from the cochlea up to the midbrain...

Research Grants31

  1. SINGLE-CELL MARKING STUDIES OF THE AUDITORY NERVE
    David K Ryugo; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Lastly, the new knowledge could contribute to improved treatment strategies for users of bilateral cochlear implants and impact considerations of auditory brainstem implants. ..
  2. Identification of Novel Drug Targets For Use in Preventing Deafness Caused by NF2
    CRISTINA MARIA FERNANDEZ VALLE; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..As an outcome of this proposal, we hope to create a well characterized in vitro model for NF2 and advance a novel therapeutic direction, the actin modifying proteins LIMK and cofilin. ..
  3. TIME - INTENSITY PATTERNS IN ELECTRICAL STIMULATION
    Robert Shannon; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..Consonant, vowel, and connected speech recognition will be measured for several processors and the results compared to predictions based on psychophysical data...
  4. Technology for an advanced cochlear nucleus auditory prosthesis
    Douglas McCreery; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Thus there is a need for improvements to the implants themselves and for methods of encoding sound into electrical stimulus that are optimized for an auditory prosthesis implanted in the cochlear nucleus. ..
  5. Technology for an advanced cochlear nucleus auditory prosthesis
    Douglas McCreery; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Thus there is a need for improvements to the implants themselves and for methods of encoding sound into electrical stimulus that are optimized for an auditory prosthesis implanted in the cochlear nucleus. ..
  6. MICROELECTRODE ARRAYS FOR DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION AND REC
    Douglas McCreery; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..We will attach multisite silicon substrate recording microelectrode arrays to some of the iridium shafts and these will be chronically implanted into the feline globus pallidus and subthalamic nuclei for up to 180 days. ..
  7. Arrays for deep brain microstimulation and recording
    DOUGLAS BUCHANAN MCCREERY; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This technology will improve quality of life for persons afflicted with Parkinson's Disease and other movement disorders. ..
  8. Technology for an advanced cochlear nucleus auditory prosthesis
    DOUGLAS BUCHANAN MCCREERY; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Thus there is a need for improvements to the implants themselves and for methods of encoding sound into electrical stimulus that are optimized for an auditory prosthesis implanted in the cochlear nucleus. ..
  9. Arrays for deep brain microstimulation and recording
    Douglas McCreery; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This technology will improve quality of life for persons afflicted with Parkinson's Disease and other movement disorders. ..
  10. Arrays for deep brain microstimulation and recording
    Douglas McCreery; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..This technology will improve quality of life for persons afflicted with Parkinson's Disease and other movement disorders. ..
  11. Development and Adaptive Behavior of Young Children with Hearing Loss
    Carren Stika; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The knowledge gained from this longitudinal investigation will inform developmental theory and should promote effective and responsive child and parent support interventions for young children with mild-to-severe hearing loss. ..
  12. Development and Adaptive Behavior of Young Children with Hearing Loss
    Laurie Eisenberg; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The knowledge gained from this longitudinal investigation will inform developmental theory and should promote effective and responsive child and parent support interventions for young children with mild-to-severe hearing loss. ..
  13. Development and Adaptive Behavior of Young Children with Hearing Loss
    Laurie Eisenberg; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The knowledge gained from this longitudinal investigation will inform developmental theory and should promote effective and responsive child and parent support interventions for young children with mild-to-severe hearing loss. ..
  14. Assessing Auditory Capacity in Hearing-Impaired Children
    Laurie Eisenberg; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The results will be analyzed to explain and model auditory perceptual development in terms of multiple contributing variables and their interactions. ..