Cochlear implantation for symptomatic hereditary deafness

Kazunori Nishizaki, Kunihiru Fukushiama, Yukie Oda, Akemi Masuda, Sawako Hayashi, Norie Nagayasu, Tadashi Yoshino, Kenichi Kashihara, Koji Takahashi, Yu Masuda

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Recently, the effectiveness of cochlear implantation for hereditary deafness has been reported. We performed cochlear implantation for two patients with symptomatic hereditary deafness. Deafness in one patient was thought to be a result of albinism-deafness syndrome and in the other patient, a result of chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia syndrome. Since their speech perception abilities improved dramatically, we believe that cochlear implantation should be actively performed for these two syndromes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-37
Number of pages4
JournalActa Oto-Laryngologica, Supplement
Issue number540
Publication statusPublished - Jul 28 1999


  • Albinism-deafness syndrome
  • Chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia syndrome
  • Cochlear implantation
  • Deafness
  • Hereditary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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