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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 6-11

Outcome of auditory neuropathy after cochlear implantation


1 Department of Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery. King Fahd Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Otolaryngology, King Fahd Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Department of Otolaryngology, Phoniatric Unit, Sohag College of Medicine, Egypt
3 Department of Otolaryngology, King Fahd Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Department of Otolaryngology, Audiology unit S. C. College of Medicine, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
MD Abdul Monem Al Shaikh
P.O. Box: 10462, Jeddah 21433
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1319-8491.274645

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Purpose: To record language and auditory skills development before and after cochlear implantation (CI) in children with auditory neuropathy (AN), and to determine the outcome after cochlear implant in patients with AN in comparison to patients with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). Material and Methods: Cases Included in this study were divided into two groups. Group I: includes, 13 children diagnosed with AN, 7 of them were subjected to CI. Group II: included 14 cases of SNHL, of them 10 patients were subjected to cochlear implant. For all cases language therapy was given regularly for 6 months pre-operatively and 6 months post-operatively. Auditory Skills Checklist (ASC) and The Arabic language test (receptive, expressive and total language Quotients) were used to monitor the progress concerning auditory skills and language development. Results: There was significant improvement in SNHL group and AN group after cochlear implantation regarding auditory skills (AS) and language development and almost the same outcome was obtained in both groups. Conclusions: Cases with AN improved markedly after cochlear implantation and no differences were noticed in outcome between SNHL & AN groups.


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