a1 Department of Otolaryngology, Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Institute of Otolaryngology, Shanghai JiaoTong University, China
Objective: We report a patient who underwent cochlear implantation in an ear with long-term deafness, after an acoustic neuroma had been removed surgically from the other, hitherto good ear and the cochlear nerve had subsequently been resected to relieve severe tinnitus.
Method: Case report.
Results: The patient could not tolerate the cochlear implant, because of a moderate headache due to the stimulation level necessary for environmental sound discrimination.
Conclusion: Cochlear implantation in patients with long-term deafness should be considered carefully, even if deafness is monaural.
(Accepted December 15 2010)
(Online publication May 24 2011)
c1 Address for correspondence: Dr Shi HaiBo, Department of Otolaryngology, Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Institute of Otolaryngology, Shanghai JiaoTong University, Shanghai 200233, China Fax: (8621) 64834143 E-mail: email@example.com
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Competing interests: None declared