Objectives: The aim of present study was evaluation of saccular function in cochlear implant candidates with severe to profound sensory neural hearing loss. Before and after cochlear implantation
Methods: In this study 35 Cochlear Implant [CI] candidates with bilateral severe to profound sensory neural hearing loss before and about 30 days after cochlear implantation and 20 normal-hearing cases as a control group underwent VEMP test. Both groups were matched based on gender and age.
Results: VEMP responses were absent bilaterally in 10 out of 35 patients.4 patients were excluded from the study because they did not receive CI during present study. From 21 remaining patients, 5 cases lost VEMP response in their implanted ear after surgery. In control group, VEMP responses were present bilaterally.
Yones Lotfi ,Akram Farahan ,Enayatollah Bakhshi ,Abdollah Moossavi ,Ali Eftekharian ,Mohammad Ajalloian ,
Evaluation of Saccular Function Pre-Post Cochlear Implant Surgery Using VEMPs,
Iran. Rehabil. J. 2015;
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