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J. Otorhinolaryngol. Hear. Balance Med., Volume 2, Issue 1 (March 2021) – 4 articles

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Delayed Speech Perception and Production after Cochlear Implantation in Bilingual Children from Non-Native Families
J. Otorhinolaryngol. Hear. Balance Med. 2021, 2(1), 4; https://doi.org/10.3390/ohbm2010004 - 13 Mar 2021
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The aim of the study was to evaluate the outcomes of cochlear implantation (CI) in a group of immigrant deaf children living in a foreign language family, following up to 3 years of a personalized habilitation program compared to age-matched Italian CI recipients. [...] Read more.
The aim of the study was to evaluate the outcomes of cochlear implantation (CI) in a group of immigrant deaf children living in a foreign language family, following up to 3 years of a personalized habilitation program compared to age-matched Italian CI recipients. Tests of speech perception ability such as the IT-MAIS, the LiP, the CAP, and speech production such as the MUSS have been used before CI and then after 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, and 3 years. Nonparametrical tests were chosen for comparison. Eight bilingual CI recipients were included in the study and matched to 11 Italian CI recipients. The difference between chronological age at implantation, age at diagnosis, hearing age, and verbal age in the two groups of children was not significant. Comparison of the auditory perceptive and linguistic abilities between the two groups showed significant differences only in preoperative MAIS and postoperative CAP (1 to 3 years). In agreement with other studies, we achieved good performances from bilingual children with CI and our personal experience confirm the attitude of promoting bilingualism throughout the rehabilitation process. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensorineural Hearing Loss)
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MRI Evaluation of Vestibular Endolymphatic Space in Patients with Isolated Cystic Lateral Semicircular Canal Malformation
J. Otorhinolaryngol. Hear. Balance Med. 2021, 2(1), 3; https://doi.org/10.3390/ohbm2010003 - 18 Jan 2021
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Isolated lateral semicircular canal dysplasia (LSCCD) is one of the most frequent malformations of the bony labyrinth. The aim of this study is to depict morphology and size of the vestibular endolymphatic space in patients with isolated LSCCD using a dedicated 3D high [...] Read more.
Isolated lateral semicircular canal dysplasia (LSCCD) is one of the most frequent malformations of the bony labyrinth. The aim of this study is to depict morphology and size of the vestibular endolymphatic space in patients with isolated LSCCD using a dedicated 3D high resolution MR sequence called 3D inversion recovery with REAL reconstruction (3D-REAL-IR). From January 2018 to February 2020, we reviewed 281 CT and 241 MR temporal bone studies, and 103 MR studies performed for the evaluation of endolymphatic hydrops (EH). Five patients with LSCCD were found, one of them with bilateral malformation. Three patients (four affected ears) underwent specific MR examination for the evaluation of EH, consisting of a heavily T2-weighed cisternography sequence (T2 SPACE) and a 3D inversion-recovery with REAL reconstruction. The endolymphatic volumetric ratio (ELR) was calculated as the total endolymphatic volume divided by the total lymph (vestibular) volume multiplied by 100. Hydrops MR imaging was available in four of the affected ears. ELR ranged from 22% to 81%. Both extremes were present in the same patient, corresponding to a patient with right unilateral Ménière’s syndrome but with bilateral LSCCD. A patient affected with hearing loss had an ELR of 33% and the last patient with unilateral probable Ménière’s syndrome showed an ELR of 42%. Endolymphatic hydrops imaging is feasible and can be performed on patients with inner ear malformations like LSCCD. The endolymphatic volumetric ratio could be a useful and reproducible tool in daily clinical practice. Full article
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OHBM—International Open Access Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, Hearing and Balance Medicine
J. Otorhinolaryngol. Hear. Balance Med. 2021, 2(1), 2; https://doi.org/10.3390/ohbm2010002 - 15 Jan 2021
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Publisher’s Note: Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, Hearing and Balance Medicine—An International Open Access Journal
J. Otorhinolaryngol. Hear. Balance Med. 2021, 2(1), 1; https://doi.org/10.3390/ohbm2010001 - 13 Jul 2020
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MDPI was founded in 1996 as a non-profit project for the promotion and preservation of the diversity of chemical compounds [...] Full article
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