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The cochlear implant is an electrical hearing aid that restores the perception of surrounding sounds and speech intelligibility in profoundly deaf patients. During surgery, the labyrinthine break necessary for insertion into the cochlea of the implantable part may cause a malfunction of the vestibular system which can induce dizziness, balance and perception (of the gravitational vertical) disorders. Vestibular compensation and new sonic interactions could alter the balance control and the visual and postural spatial orientation perceptions.
The usual treatment includes the monitoring of the patient's quality of life, of the vestibular function and of hearing. This study adds an assessment of spatial orientation and of posture.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Evaluation of postural performances
University Hospital of Nancy
Central Hospital, Nancy, France
Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-03-31T09:53:21-0400
Prospective multicenter randomized cross-over study Number of patients : 32 (8 patients per group) Obtain objectives data to advise each hemodialyzer according to dialysis treatment and pa...
Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is the leading cause of non-genetic neurosensory deafness and affects 0.5 to 1% of births. Twenty to thirty per cent of children will develop dea...
Hearing impairment is a common disorder that affects at least 7% of individuals in our countries. Even the causes of hearing impairment are numerous, genetic causes represent the main fact...
This descriptive and observational research project aims to characterize MMN as a neuronal marker of localization deficit in single-sided deafened subjects and subjects with bilateral prof...
This is a research study to determine whether a cochlear implantation (CI) device can improve hearing in people who are deaf in one ear (known as single-sided deafness).
Congenital deafness or early acquired deafness affects 1 to 3 out of 1000 newborns without risk factors and 20 to 40 out of 1000 newborns with risk factors. The universal newborn hearing screening ena...
Fatigability and postural control deficits are both serious concerns in a variety of chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Research has shown that muscle fatigue may adversely affect postural control. T...
to identify postural balance changes in subjects with low back pain after the application of Kinesio Taping, which is then compared to a no treatment control group, using baropodometric evaluation.
As reproductive genetic technologies advance, families have more options to choose what sort of child they want to have. Using preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), for example, allows parents to e...
Simultaneous execution of motor and cognitive tasks is embedded in the daily life of children. 53 children of 7-12 years and 22 adults (study 1), 20 healthy children and 20 children of 7-12 years with...
A POSTURE in which an ideal body mass distribution is achieved. Postural balance provides the body carriage stability and conditions for normal functions in stationary position or in movement, such as sitting, standing, or walking.
A practice whereby tokens representing money, toys, candy, etc., are given as secondary reinforcers contingent upon certain desired behaviors or performances.
Studies determining the effectiveness or value of processes, personnel, and equipment, or the material on conducting such studies. For drugs and devices, CLINICAL TRIALS AS TOPIC; DRUG EVALUATION; and DRUG EVALUATION, PRECLINICAL are available.
A self-evaluation of health status.
Sensorineural hearing loss which develops suddenly over a period of hours or a few days. It varies in severity from mild to total deafness. Sudden deafness can be due to head trauma, vascular diseases, infections, or can appear without obvious cause or warning.
Hearing, auditory perception, or audition is the ability to perceive sound by detecting vibrations, changes in the pressure of the surrounding medium through time, through an organ such as the ear. Sound may be heard through solid, liquid, or gaseous mat...
Surgery is a technology consisting of a physical intervention on tissues. All forms of surgery are considered invasive procedures; so-called "noninvasive surgery" usually refers to an excision that does not penetrate the structure being exci...