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Pitfalls in the management of monaural deafness

  • Y-M Feng (a1), Y-Q Wu (a1), H-Q Zhou (a1) and H-B Shi (a1)



We report a patient who underwent cochlear implantation in an ear with long-term deafness, after an acoustic neuroma had been removed surgically from the other, hitherto good ear and the cochlear nerve had subsequently been resected to relieve severe tinnitus.


Case report.


The patient could not tolerate the cochlear implant, because of a moderate headache due to the stimulation level necessary for environmental sound discrimination.


Cochlear implantation in patients with long-term deafness should be considered carefully, even if deafness is monaural.


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Address for correspondence: Dr Shi HaiBo, Department of Otolaryngology, Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Institute of Otolaryngology, Shanghai JiaoTong University, Shanghai 200233, China Fax: (8621) 64834143 E-mail:


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Pitfalls in the management of monaural deafness

  • Y-M Feng (a1), Y-Q Wu (a1), H-Q Zhou (a1) and H-B Shi (a1)


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