Cochlear implantation is a therapeutic option for superficial siderosis patients with sensorineural hearing loss

R. Omichi, S. Kariya, Y. Maeda, K. Nishizaki

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Abstract

Background: Superficial siderosis is a rare disease that results from chronic bleeding in the subarachnoid space. Haemosiderin deposits throughout the subpial layers of the brain and spinal cord lead to progressive sensorineural hearing loss, which is seen in 95 per cent of patients with superficial siderosis. The impact of cochlear implantation on the quality of life of superficial siderosis patients is under debate. Case report: A 38-year-old male with superficial siderosis presented with bilateral progressive sensorineural hearing loss. The patient underwent cochlear implantation and his quality of life was improved as evaluated by the Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit inventory. Conclusion: The remarkable improvement in Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit scores shown in this study indicates that cochlear implantation leads to a better quality of life in superficial siderosis patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)408-411
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Volume130
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2016

Keywords

  • Cochlear Implantations
  • Hearing Loss
  • Quality Of Life
  • Questionnaires
  • Siderosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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