Res Vestib Sci.  2014 Sep;13(3):63-67. 10.0000/rvs.2014.13.3.63.

Balance Problem after Cochlear Implantation

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck and Surgery, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, Korea. gohek@pusan.ac.kr

Abstract

Cochlear implantations are very popularly performed for hearing rehabilitation of profound hearing loss recently. Postoperative dizziness is one of common complications of cochlear implantation, and one-third of recipients complaint of experience a dizziness after cochlear implantation. The patients should be informed about postimplantation vertigo symptoms. Aims of this article are to provide the basis for preoperative counseling, decrease of postoperative dizziness and postoperative vestibular therapy to cochlear implant recipients with literature review.

Keyword

Equilibrium; Dizziness; Vertigo; Cochlear implantation
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