Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 10

Subjective Preference of Bilateral Cochlear Implant User Using Devices Manufactured by Two Different Cochlear Implant Companies

Medeulova Aigul1*, Mussagaliyeva Ainur2 and Mastetbayeva Akerke2

1Deputy Director for Medical Service, Head of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University clinic of the Kazakh National Medical University Named After S.D. Asfendiyarov, Kazakhstan
2ENT Doctor, University Clinic of the Kazakh National Medical University Named After S.D. Asfendiyarov, Kazakhstan

*Corresponding Author: Medeulova Aigul, Deputy Director for Medical Service, Head of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University clinic of the Kazakh National Medical University Named After S.D. Asfendiyarov, Kazakhstan.

Received: July 20, 2022; Published: September 14, 2022

Abstract

When evaluating the differences between devices from different cochlear implant (CI) manufacturers, there are few reports on patients implanted with bilateral CIs from two different CI manufacturers.

This case study reports on a paediatric CI recipient implanted bilaterally with devices from two different CI manufacturers.

According to pre-operative imaging there were no pathological findings. CI surgery was performed according to the manufacturer’s instruction for use. Post-operative CT imaging confirmed that the electrodes were placed correctly inside the cochlea. Despite these findings, the subject had a subjective preference for their MED-EL CI device.

Bilateral CI is becoming common and information from patients implanted bilaterally with bi-brands should be brought together to ascertain the compatibility of these devices and implications of bi-brand use.

Keywords: Children with Cochlear Implants; Cochlear Implantation; Deafness; Hearing Loss; Perception; Reimplantation

References

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  2. Withers SJ., et al. “Comparison of outcomes in a case of bilateral cochlear implantation using devices manufactured by two different implant companies (Cochlear Corporation and Med-El)”. Cochlear Implants International 2 (2011): 124-126.
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Citation

Citation: Medeulova Aigul., et al. “Subjective Preference of Bilateral Cochlear Implant User Using Devices Manufactured by Two Different Cochlear Implant Companies".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 4.10 (2022): 03-05.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Medeulova Aigul., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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