Impairment of Caloric Function After Cochlear Implantation Purpose This article seeks to review current literature on caloric function following cochlear implantation while analyzing any correlations of caloric function changes with vestibular symptoms. Method This article is a systematic review of evidence-based literature. English language articles published between 1980 and 2014 that presented some form of ... Review Article
Review Article  |   August 01, 2015
Impairment of Caloric Function After Cochlear Implantation
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Heide Kuang
    Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • Heather H. Haversat
    Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • Elias M. Michaelides
    Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • Disclosure: The authors have declared that no competing interests existed at the time of publication.
    Disclosure: The authors have declared that no competing interests existed at the time of publication. ×
  • Correspondence to: Elias M. Michaelides, elias.michaelides@yale.edu
  • Editor: Nancy Tye-Murray
    Editor: Nancy Tye-Murray×
  • Associate Editor: Richard Dowell
    Associate Editor: Richard Dowell×
Article Information
Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants & Assistive Technology / Balance & Balance Disorders / Hearing / Review Article
Review Article   |   August 01, 2015
Impairment of Caloric Function After Cochlear Implantation
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, August 2015, Vol. 58, 1387-1395. doi:10.1044/2015_JSLHR-H-15-0010
History: Received January 8, 2015 , Revised April 6, 2015 , Accepted June 3, 2015
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, August 2015, Vol. 58, 1387-1395. doi:10.1044/2015_JSLHR-H-15-0010
History: Received January 8, 2015; Revised April 6, 2015; Accepted June 3, 2015
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Purpose This article seeks to review current literature on caloric function following cochlear implantation while analyzing any correlations of caloric function changes with vestibular symptoms.

Method This article is a systematic review of evidence-based literature. English language articles published between 1980 and 2014 that presented some form of caloric data from cochlear implant (CI) patients and that did not solely analyze overlapping data from a previous study were reviewed. Twenty-five articles met these criteria.

Results Of the 439 individuals tested, 37% of patients demonstrated reduced maximum slow-phase velocity, and 34% had onset of caloric asymmetry post-CI.

Conclusions This review article found that cochlear implantation can affect caloric responses but is variable. When counseling patients preoperatively, possible effects of CI on labyrinthine function should be discussed.

Acknowledgment
Yale University School of Medicine Medical Student Research Fellowship (2014), awarded to Heide Kuang.
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