A süketség gyógyításának hazai eredményei és perspektívái: A cochlearis implantáció

Translated title of the contribution: Cochlear implantation: Results and perspectives in the therapy of profound deafness in Hungary

Marianna Küstel, Ottó Ribári, Gábor Répássy

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Abstract

Cochlear implantation is a relatively new method that revolutionised the therapy of bilateral deafness and profound hearing loss of inner ear origin which could not be treated with surgery before. The function of the inner ear that is irreversibly damaged either because of congenital causes, trauma, infection or unknown origin is substituted by cochlear implant. In implanted patients the device fixed in the middle ear transmits the previously transformed electrical stimuli directly to the cochlear nerve via the electrodes inserted in the inner ear. Prior to implantation there is a detailed selection process and also a lengthy, followed by a several-year-long rehabilitation period, resulting in nearly perfect speech discrimination without lipreading in most cases. Cochlear implantation is indicated in the first place in case of prelingual deafs under 5 and postlingual deaf patients of any age. In the article authors discuss the theoretical basis, technical background and indications of cochlear implantation, while also providing an overview of the whole procedure from the preoperative examinations to postoperative rehabilitation.

Translated title of the contributionCochlear implantation: Results and perspectives in the therapy of profound deafness in Hungary
Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)235-239
Number of pages5
JournalLege Artis Medicinae
Volume12
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 22 2002

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