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Series: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume: 59
Published: 24 January 2002
10.1159/isbn.978-3-318-00752-7
EISBN: 978-3-318-00752-7
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Series: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume: 81
Published: 07 May 2018
10.1159/000485525
EISBN: 978-3-318-06315-8
... and selective stimulation of the affected side. Hearing restoration can be performed in selected cases of minor malformation by classic middle ear reconstruction. However, the majority of patients presumably benefit better from a hearing aid. There are 3 main types: active middle ear implants, active bone...
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Series: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume: 81
Published: 07 May 2018
10.1159/000485529
EISBN: 978-3-318-06315-8
... Abstract Hearing implant technology is evolving at a rapid rate and more than ever patients with hearing loss are benefiting from these emerging hearing devices. Active middle ear implants are alternatives to hearing aids and bone conducting devices, offering patients an expanded range...
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Series: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume: 81
Published: 07 May 2018
10.1159/000485581
EISBN: 978-3-318-06315-8
... Abstract The Eustachian tube is a complex structure connecting the middle ear to the nasopharynx that contributes to the normal function of the middle ear. Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) is thought to contribute to the majority of middle ear pathology, although the mechanisms and the degree...
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Series: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume: 75
Published: 14 October 2013
10.1159/000350621
EISBN: 978-3-318-02386-2
... Construct the external ear and the tympanoplasty during the second stage of joint surgery by plastic surgeons and otologists. Create Skin Tube Lift up the posterior part of the transplanted auricle framework of rib cartilage and create an external auditory canal (EAC) of 1.5 cm...
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Published: 13 March 2013
10.1159/isbn.978-3-318-02233-9
EISBN: 978-3-318-02233-9
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Series: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume: 69
Published: 07 July 2010
10.1159/isbn.978-3-8055-9471-4
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9471-4
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Series: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume: 69
Published: 07 July 2010
10.1159/000318517
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9471-4
... Abstract Objective: To assess the relation between cost and effectiveness of implantable middle ear hearing devices in patients with pure sensorineural hearing loss. Design: Literature review. Results: Four studies were identified that described the effect of middle ear implantation...
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Series: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume: 69
Published: 07 July 2010
10.1159/000318518
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9471-4
... Abstract Currently, there are two active middle ear implants available commercially: the Vibrant Soundbridge system and the Carina system. A third active middle ear implant, the Esteem, is under clinical evaluation. All devices are indicated for patients with moderate-to-severe hearing loss...
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Series: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume: 69
Published: 07 July 2010
10.1159/000318519
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9471-4
... Abstract Background: Some patients with chronic middle ear disease and multiple failed revisions, who also need a hearing aid, may benefit from an active middle ear implant. An advantage of an active middle ear implant is that the ear canal is unoccluded. Methods: Following extensive...
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Series: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume: 69
Published: 07 July 2010
10.1159/000318520
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9471-4
... Abstract Background: Although the function of active middle ear implants in cases of intact ossicular chains and ventilated middle ears is well known, information about sound transfer function to the inner ear in cases of chronic middle ear effusion and defective middle ear structures...
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Series: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume: 69
Published: 07 July 2010
10.1159/000318522
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9471-4
... Abstract Background/Aims: To evaluate gain at threshold level and speech recognition performance of 54 subjects with mild-to-severe symmetrical sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) that received the active middle ear implant system Vibrant Soundbridge (VSB). Methods: Pre- and postoperative...
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Series: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume: 69
Published: 07 July 2010
10.1159/000318524
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9471-4
... Abstract Active middle ear implants do not produce acoustic sounds but, rather, micromechanical vibrations. The stimulating signal does not leave the transducer as sound, but as a mechanical vibration, directly coupled to the auditory system and bypassing the normal route via air. In this paper...
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Series: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume: 68
Published: 03 May 2010
10.1159/000314561
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9317-5
... Abstract Ear reconstruction is considered to be a challenging form of surgery. In cases of microtia, surgeons must reconstruct complex missing contours, which necessitates the use of a support and skin remnants to cover this support. Although the use of synthetic material has been proposed...
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Series: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume: 68
Published: 03 May 2010
10.1159/000314562
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9317-5
... Abstract This article describes a surgical technique using porous polyethylene as the framework material for ear reconstruction. In comparison to the use of rib cartilage, porous polyethylene – first described by Berghaus in 1982 – provides better definition and projection as well as congruency...
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Series: Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume: 68
Published: 03 May 2010
10.1159/000314564
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9317-5
... Abstract Background: Surgery for major malformations of the outer and middle ear involves aesthetic as well as functional aspects. Whereas reconstruction of the auricle with autogenous rib cartilage is well established and has shown favorable results, functional repair using classic...