ERIC Number: EJ1072403
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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Impairment of Caloric Function after Cochlear Implantation
Kuang, Heide; Haversat, Heather H.; Michaelides, Elias M.
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, v58 n4 p1387-1395 Aug 2015
Purpose: This article seeks to review current literature on caloric function following cochlear implantation while analyzing any correlations of caloric function changes with vestibular symptoms. Method: This article is a systematic review of evidence-based literature. English language articles published between 1980 and 2014 that presented some form of caloric data from cochlear implant (CI) patients and that did not solely analyze overlapping data from a previous study were reviewed. Twenty-five articles met these criteria. Results: Of the 439 individuals tested, 37% of patients demonstrated reduced maximum slow-phase velocity, and 34% had onset of caloric asymmetry post-CI. Conclusions: This review article found that cochlear implantation can affect caloric responses but is variable. When counseling patients preoperatively, possible effects of CI on labyrinthine function should be discussed.
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