The International Tinnitus Journal

Original Paper - The International Tinnitus Journal (2018) Volume 22, Issue 2

Revision Cochlear Implant Surgery

Cochlear Implantation (CI) is now widely accepted as a safe and effective treatment for children and adults with profound deafness. As with all electronic devices, a (CI) is susceptible to breakdown or failure. Although the (CI) reliability rate is now very high, the continually increasing population of implant recipients will result in the continued occurrence of revision surgeries. The first report of a CI revision surgery occurred in 1985, by Hochmair-Desoyer and Burian. Since then, several reports have addressed the safety of this procedure.

Author(s): Mohamed Salah Elgandy, Mohammad Kamal Mobashir, Ezzeddin EL Sheikh, Marlan Hansen, Richard Tyler, Camille Dunn, Bruce Gantz

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