Yonsei Med J.  2016 Jul;57(4):817-823. 10.3349/ymj.2016.57.4.817.

Hearing Restoration in Neurofibromatosis Type II Patients

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. ismoonmd@yuhs.ac
  • 2Department of Neurosurgery, Brain Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. changws0716@yuhs.ac

Abstract

Patients with neurofibromatosis type II will eventually succumb to bilateral deafness. For patients with hearing loss, modern medical science technology can provide efficient hearing restoration through a number of various methods. In this article, several hearing restoration methods for patients with neurofibromatosis type II are introduced.

Keyword

Neurofibromatosis type II; auditory brain stem implantation; cochlear implantation; hearing aids; vestibular schwannoma

MeSH Terms

Cochlear Implantation
Deafness/*etiology/*therapy
*Hearing Aids
Humans
Neurofibromatosis 2/*complications
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