Active Middle Ear Implants (Advances in by K. Boheim

By K. Boheim

Lately, tools for coupling lively implants to the center ear, around window or mixtures of passive center ear prostheses have advanced significantly. sufferer choice standards have extended from simply sensorineural listening to losses to conductive and combined listening to losses in difficult-to-treat ears. This booklet takes into account lately built tools in addition to units in present use. It starts off with a desirable and genuine historical past of energetic heart ear implants, written through one of many major pioneers within the box. within the following chapters, major scientists and clinicians talk about the correct issues in otology and audiology. remedies for sensorineural listening to loss, conductive and combined listening to losses, and effects on substitute coupling websites corresponding to the stapes footplate and the oval window also are lined, in addition to articles on candidacy and cost-effectiveness. This book is a needs to for ENT pros and surgeons looking for the most recent wisdom on present study and scientific functions of lively center ear implants for all sorts of listening to loss.

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After preparation of a radical cavity, the floating mass transducer was coupled to the stapes footplate. The transducer was stimulated with 50 mV multisinus signals and inner ear fluid vibration was measured using a microphone in the round window niche. Several coupling conditions were simulated with mass and stiffness variations and cartilage shielding. Results: Coupling modality and prestress have the most influence on the sound transfer function to the inner ear. Cartilage shielding may ensure better coupling of the FMT to the footplate.

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Discussion This study, using fresh human temporal bones, was designed to investigate the sound transfer function of the VSB in cases of nonventilated middle ears. The clinical situation is comparable to radical cavities after numerous surgical revisions and poor hearing outcomes, even when cholesteatoma eradication is successful and the tympanic membrane is closed. The temporal bone model with cartilage shielding was suitable to simulate this difficult clinical situation. In contrast to the temporal bone investigation by Huber et al.

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