Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
Vol. 21, No. 3, 2011, pp. 390-394
Bioline Code: pe11065
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 21, No. 3, 2011, pp. 390-394
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Amplitude Changes of the Electrically Evoked Compound Action Potential in Children with Cochlear Implants: Preliminary Results|
Pourjavid, Alireza; Ghahraman, Mansoureh Adel; Sedaie, Mahin; Emamjome, Hessam-al-din; Mobedshahi, Farzad & Kabirrah, Parvaneh Abbasalipour
Objective: Use of electrical instead of acoustical stimulation has made much objective electrophysiological
evaluation possible. This is useful for management process of young children before
and after the cochlear implant. These evaluations have been used for assessment of neuronal
survival before cochlear implant and for monitoring of prosthesis function during and after the
surgery. Electrically evoked compound action potential is one of these tests which makes a valid
and reliable objective evaluation possible. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential's
amplitude changes three months after receiving the device in pediatric cochlear implant recipients.
Methods: In this longitudinal study, changes of the potential's amplitude in four given electrodes in
four sessions after receiving the device are evaluated by approximately one month intervals in
children implanted in Amir Alam and Hazrat-e-Rasoul hospitals, Tehran in July to December 2007.
Findings: The mean amplitude of the electrodes did not significantly change in different sessions,
while there was significant difference between the first and the other electrodes' responses in
every session (P<0.05).
Conclusion: Due to high reliability of the responses, the clinician can fit the speech processor for a
long time. Better responses in apical electrodes may lead to develop an effective coding strategy.
Electrically Evoked Compound Action Potential; Amplitude; Neural Response Telemetry; Cochlear Implants; Children
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