The International Tinnitus Journal


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The International Tinnitus Journal

Official Journal of the Neurootological and Equilibriometric Society
Official Journal of the Brazil Federal District Otorhinolaryngologist Society

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ISSN: 0946-5448


Outcomes from Clarion Implantation in India

Author(s): Sandra G. Desa Souza, Dillon D'Souza, Jaya Kochure, and Natasha D'Souza

We evaluated the results of the use of Clarion (Advanced Bionics, USA) implants in 30 Indian patients. Cases included in the study were prelingual and postlingual patients in whom the cochlea was normal and prelingual patients in whom the cochlea had a Mondini defect or was ossified. We found that multiple speech strategies available with the Clarion implant were a distinct advantage. The postlinguaJ patients fared better with speech discrimination in noise using the high-resolution strategy, and young prelingual patients developed hearing and speech faster using simultaneous analog stimulation and multiple pulsatile stimulation strategies. Moreover, in Mondini cases, all electrodes could be inserted using the enhanced bipolar device