Cochlear implant and large vestibular aqueduct syndrome in children

Trissia Maria Farah Vassoler, Gilberto da Fontoura Rey Bergonse, Silvio Meira, Maria Cecília Bevilacqua, Orozimbo Alves Costa Filho
2008 Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology  
Chi ldren 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. Aim: to evaluate the hearing skills of 3 children with LVAS referred to cochlear implants. Material: retrospective study based on medical
more » ... charts' review. Results: Speech recognition in open field: patient 1, 80%; patient 2, 87.5%; patient 3, 4 %. Conclusion: Children 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. Keywords: vestibular aqueduct, cochlear implant, hearing loss. original article Rev Bras Otorrinolaringol 2008;74(2):260-64.
doi:10.1016/s1808-8694(15)31098-3 fatcat:mxc3icjyjjhlzdx6lnzmt3m4hy