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Cochlear implant and large vestibular aqueduct syndrome in children

By Trissia Maria Farah Vassoler, Gilberto da Fontoura Rey Bergonse, Silvio Meira, Maria Cecília Bevilacqua and Orozimbo Alves Costa Filho

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SummaryChildren with LVAS can develop a severe sensorineural hearing loss early in childhood, but they can be rehabilitated with hearing aids to continue their regular studies and to have a normal life. The problem is that they can deteriorate their hearing capacity, and at this point a cochlear implant can be used to preserve their hearing skills and vocalization.Aimto evaluate the hearing skills of 3 children with LVAS referred to cochlear implants.Materialretrospective study based on medical charts' review.ResultsSpeech recognition in open field: patient 1, 80%; patient 2, 87.5%; patient 3, 4 %.ConclusionChildren with LVAS are considered good candidates for Cochlear implant surgery by the most important centers of the world because most of them can develop good speech recognition, providing them a good social life

Publisher: Associação Brasileira de Otorrinolaringologia e Cirurgia Cérvico-Facial. Published by Elsevier Editora Ltda.
Year: 2008
DOI identifier: 10.1016/S1808-8694(15)31098-3
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