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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)

Abstract

Objective:

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.

Method:

Case report.

Results:

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

Conclusion:

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

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Corresponding author

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: haibo99@hotmail.com

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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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