Hearing improvement after tumor removal in a vestibular schwannoma patient with severe hearing loss

Y. Inoue, K. Ogawa, J. Kanzaki

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Abstract

We herein report on the hearing improvement obtained after tumor removal in a vestibular schwannoma patient with preoperative severe hearing loss and good otoacoustic emission. Hearing recovery after tumor removal is an uncommon occurrence. As a result, hearing preservation surgery is usually not performed for patients with severe hearing loss. However, patients with a good OAE seem to have a better chance to recover their hearing than those with a poor OAE, even if they have severe hearing loss. As a result, the cochlear function should be evaluated, especially regarding the OAE, before determining the indications for hearing preservation surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-489
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume260
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Oct 1

Keywords

  • Hearing recovery
  • Otoacoustic emission
  • Vestibular schwannoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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