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80th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

20.05. - 24.05.2009, Rostock

Neural response telemetry in children with Cochlear Implant

Meeting Abstract

  • corresponding author Ferenc Tóth - University of Szeged, Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Szeged, Hungary
  • János Jarabin - University of Szeged, Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Szeged, Hungary
  • Attila L. Nagy - University of Szeged, Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Szeged, Hungary
  • Alice Szamosközi - University of Szeged, Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Szeged, Hungary
  • Attila Torkos - University of Szeged, Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Szeged, Hungary
  • Szabolcs Beke - University of Szeged, Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Szeged, Hungary
  • Jenő Czigner - University of Szeged, Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Szeged, Hungary
  • József Jóri - University of Szeged, Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Szeged, Hungary
  • József G. Kiss - University of Szeged, Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Szeged, Hungary

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie. 80. Jahresversammlung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie. Rostock, 20.-24.05.2009. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2009. Doc09hnod094

DOI: 10.3205/09hnod094, URN: urn:nbn:de:0183-09hnod0945

Published: April 17, 2009

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Outline

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Introduction: Programming of multichannel cochlear implants requires subjective responses to a series of sophisticated psychophysical percepts. It is often difficult for cochlear implant patients (especially young prelinguistically deaf children) to provide adequate responses for device fitting. However, the neural response telemetry (NRT) system makes the measurement of compaund action potential threshold possible.

Method: NRT examinations were performed in 27 children with Nucleus 24-channel and 7 children with Nucleus FREEDOM cochlear implants. Our goal was to look for correlation between behavioral subjective thresholds and compound action potentials.

Results and conclusion: The action potentials could be elicited in 23 patients in all measured electrodes. The NRT threshold values were highly correlated with electrical threshold levels obtained through subjective responses. Our results suggest that the electrically elicited neural responses may yield very important information for device fitting in patients with cochlear implants.