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Round and oval window reinforcement for the treatment of hyperacusis.
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PMID:  25456168     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: To present the outcomes of two patients (three ears) with hyperacusis treated with round and oval window reinforcement.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Transcanal placement of temporalis fascia on the round window membrane and stapes footplate was performed. Loudness discomfort level testing was performed. Results of pre and post-operative hyperacusis questionnaires and audiometric testing were reviewed.
RESULTS: Two patients (three ears) underwent surgery. Results from the hyperacusis questionnaire improved by 21 and 13 points, respectively. Except for a mild loss in the high frequencies, no change in hearing was noted post-operatively. Both patients reported no negative effects from surgery, marked improvement in ability to tolerate noise, and would recommend the procedure to others. There were no complications.
CONCLUSIONS: Round and oval window reinforcement is a minimally invasive option for treating hyperacusis when usual medical therapies fail. Further studies are needed to evaluate the effectiveness of the procedure in reducing noise intolerance.
Herbert Silverstein; Yi-Hsuan Emmy Wu; Suzannah Hagan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-10-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of otolaryngology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-818X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Otolaryngol     Publication Date:  2014 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-3    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8000029     Medline TA:  Am J Otolaryngol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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