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Title: Vibrant Soundbridge middle ear implantations: Experience at National University Hospital Singapore
Authors: Lim, L.H.Y. 
Del Prado, J.
Xiang, L. 
Yusof, A.R.B.
Loo, J.H.Y.
Keywords: Conductive and mixed hearing loss
Middle ear implants
Sensorineural hearing loss
Subjective benefits
Issue Date: Sep-2012
Citation: Lim, L.H.Y., Del Prado, J., Xiang, L., Yusof, A.R.B., Loo, J.H.Y. (2012-09). Vibrant Soundbridge middle ear implantations: Experience at National University Hospital Singapore. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology 269 (9) : 2137-2143. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Vibrant Soundbridge (VSB) has been recommended for both adults and children with all types of hearing loss. The aim of this study was to evaluate the objective and subjective benefits with VSB and the difference in benefits for patients with different types of hearing loss. A retrospective case review was conducted on seven consecutive patients who had received VSB implantations at the National University Hospital of Singapore from March 2006 to November 2009. Patients were divided into the Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SNHL) Group and Conductive Hearing Loss (CHL)/Mixed Hearing Loss (MHL) Group. Surgical complications were evaluated, and objective and subjective results were compared between the two groups. No major complications were observed during the follow-up of up to 4 years. Greater objective and subjective benefits were observed in the CHL/MHL Group. Subjective benefits were consistent with objective improvements. Pre-operative counseling for realistic expectations is important, especially for patients with SNHL. © Springer-Verlag 2012.
Source Title: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
ISSN: 09374477
DOI: 10.1007/s00405-012-2000-0
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