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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Digisonic Sp® Binaural Cochlear Implant: The Coronal Tunneled Approach.
Author: Carvalho, Guilherme Machado de
Guimarães, Alexandre Caixeta
Macedo, Ivan Senis Cardoso
Onuki, Lúcia Cristina Beltrame
Danieli, Fabiana
Pauna, Henrique Furlan
Fernandes, Fernando Laffitte
Paschoal, Jorge Rizzato
Bianchini, Walter Adriano
Castilho, Arthur Menino
Abstract: Cochlear implants represent a significant breakthrough in the treatment of hearing loss. Evidence indicates bilateral hearing brings significant benefits to patients, particularly when binaural hearing is offered. To describe the first case of implantation of a Digisonic SP® Binaural Neurelec device in Brazil (the third implant placed in the Americas, after Mexico and Colombia) and the chosen surgical approach. Description of a surgical approach. The procedure was successfully completed. The squelch effect, binaural summation, location of the sound source, and the shadow effect of the head are listed among the reasons to explain the superiority of binaural rehabilitation. Cost of treatment must be considered in the development of public health policies. The cost of cochlear implants has been one of the main impediments to bilateral rehabilitation. The Digisonic SP® Binaural Neurelec device addresses this issue and exposes patients to less risk through a minimally invasive implantation procedure.
Subject: Adult
Cochlear Implantation
Cochlear Implants
Hearing Loss, Bilateral
Hearing Loss, Sensorineural
Sound Localization
Speech Perception
Treatment Outcome
Citation: Brazilian Journal Of Otorhinolaryngology. v. 79, n. 3, p. 298-305
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.5935/1808-8694.20130054
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