Results of the cochlear transplant program of the University of Navarra
Manrique M, Fernández S, Huarte A, Pérez N, Olleta I, García M, Molina M, Baptista P, García-Tapia R.
Dpto. de Otorrinolaringología, Universidad de Navarra.
From October 1989 to the end of 1991, 33 patients have received a Cochlear Implant Nucleus 22 Channel, that have been selected from over 150 patients that consulted the possibility of implantation. A cochlear implant program should count with a group of professionals of diverse areas, that work in coordination without losing contact with the rest of the member of the implant team.
Cochlear Implant are considered an efficient technique in the treatment of profound neurosensorial deafness, in Pre and Postlinguistic patients. The results obtained have been better in the last group of patients, but results on the whole are considered satisfactory. In prelinguist there is a progressive positive tendency, therefore a longer amount of time is necessary to define the final results.
The therapeutic capacity of this method of treatment is not limited only to the auditory area, but it has effect also in other fields related to communication and the integral development of the patients on whom it is applied.
CITATION Rev Med Univ Navarra. 1993 Jan-Mar;38(1):21-8