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Auditory Rehabilitation for Temporal Bone Cancer

  • Badr Ibrahim
  • Owen Woods
  • Issam Saliba
  • Marc-Elie Nader
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Abstract

The treatment of temporal bone cancer often leads to hearing loss through various mechanisms. Hearing rehabilitation using conventional hearing aids may be impractical or impossible. The osseointegrated hearing aid (OIHA) has emerged as an efficient solution to restore hearing in this patient population. The concomitant use of radiation therapy in the treatment of temporal bone cancer increases the risk of complications from OIHA implantation, including failure of implants to properly osseointegrate. This chapter deals with the indications of OIHA placement, implantation technique, outcomes, and complications in the setting of comprehensive temporal bone cancer treatment.

Keywords

Osseointegration Radiation therapy Implants Hearing loss Temporal bone Cancer 

Abbreviations

ABR

Auditory brainstem response

AC

Air conduction

BC

Bone conduction

CROS

Contralateral routing of signal

EAC

External auditory canal

HBO

Hyperbaric oxygen

N-cm

Newton centimeter

OAEs

Otoacoustic emissions

OIHA

Osseointegrated hearing aid

RT

Radiation therapy

SNHL

Sensorineural hearing loss

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Badr Ibrahim
    • 1
  • Owen Woods
    • 2
  • Issam Saliba
    • 1
  • Marc-Elie Nader
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck SurgeryUniversité de Montréal, Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM)MontrealCanada
  2. 2.Division of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck SurgeryUniversité de Montréal, Hôpital Maisonneuve-RosemontMontrealCanada
  3. 3.Department of Head and Neck SurgeryThe University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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