Anja Kurz

Anja Kurz
University of Wuerzburg | JMU · Comprehensive Hearing Center

PhD

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Publications (54)
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Objectives In cochlear implantation, preoperative prediction of electrode position has recently gained increasing attention. Currently, planning is usually done by multislice CT (MSCT). However, flat-panel volume CT (fpVCT) and its secondary reconstructions (fpVCTSECO) allow for more precise visualization of the cochlea. Combined with a newly devel...
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A platform to help clinicians ensure that hearing device candidates are informed about the benefits and drawbacks of their recommended treatment option would be of clinical counselling benefit because it could help each candidate form realistic expectations about life with their treatment option. Following the World Café approach, 54 participants (...
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Objective: To evaluate a new methodological approach of applying anatomy-based fitting (ABF) in experienced cochlear implant (CI) users. Participants: Three experienced unilateral and bilateral CI users with postlingual hearing loss. Intervention: Postoperative imaging, via a high-volume Dyna computed tomography, and exact electrode measuremen...
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The study aimed to develop a consensus classification system for the reporting of sound localization testing results, especially in the field of cochlear implantation. Against the background of an overview of the wide variations present in localization testing procedures and reporting metrics, a novel classification system was proposed to report lo...
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Objectives The SONNET 2 audio processor features ambient noise reduction (ANR), transient-noise reduction (TNR), and adaptive intelligence (AI). The primary aim of this study was to evaluate if using these features improves speech perception in noise, subjective listening effort, and sound quality. Design In this prospective longitudinal study, tw...
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This proof of concept describes the use of evoked electromyographic (EMG) activation of the facial nerve for intraoperative monitoring of the electrode insertion during cochlear implantation (CI). Intraoperative EMG measurements from the facial nerve were conducted in nine patients undergoing CI implantation. Electric current pulses were emitted fr...
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Purpose For further improvements in cochlear implantation, the measurement of the cochlear duct length (CDL) and the determination of the electrode contact position (ECP) are increasingly in the focus of clinical research. Usually, these items were investigated by multislice computed tomography (MSCT). The determination of ECP was only possible by...
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Introduction: Auditory brainstem implants (ABI) are primarily designed for tumour related deafness in neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) patients. These neuro-prosthetic devices bypass the auditory nerve and produce hearing sensations by direct stimulation of the cochlear nuclei (CN). This study investigates the importance of intraoperative electricall...
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Objectives: The 59-item Work Rehabilitation Questionnaire (WORQ) was developed based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) core set for vocational rehabilitation to assess work related functioning. It was revised to include 17 questions, assigned to 14 ICF categories relevant to cochlear implant (CI) users...
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Purpose Audiology is an essential service for some patient groups and some interventions. This article sets forth experience-based recommendations for how audiological centers can continue to safely and effectively function during COVID-19. Methods The recommendations are the result of panel discussion and are based on the clinical experience of t...
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Purpose: This proof of concept describes the use of evoked electromyographic (EMG) activation of the facial nerve for intraoperative monitoring of the electrode insertion during cochlear implantation (CI). Methods: Intraoperative EMG measurements from the facial nerve were conducted in nine patients undergoing CI implantation. Electric pulses were...
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Objective Cochlear implantation has become a well-accepted treatment option for people with single-sided deafness (SSD) and has become a clinical standard in many countries. A cochlear implant (CI) is the only device which restores binaural hearing. The effect of microphone directionality (MD) settings has been investigated in other CI indication g...
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Objective: To investigate the benefit of bilateral cochlear implantation in adults, who had been implanted being a child under the age of 10 years. Study design: Retrospective data analysis. Setting: Tertiary referral center with a large cochlear implant program. Main outcome measures: Speech understanding in the Freiburg monosyllabic words...
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Zusammenfassung Hintergrund Die chirurgische Versorgung mit einem Hörimplantat und Epithesen bei Ohrmissbildungen bietet eine gute Kombination aus Hörrehabilitation und kosmetischer Rekonstruktion. Oft wird die Versorgung in 2-zeitigen Operationsschritten durchgeführt. Ziel der Arbeit war es, Erfahrungswerte mit einem Vorgehen zu gewinnen, bei dem...
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Since the introduction of cochlear implants into clinical routine, the interest in measuring cochlear parameters, particularly the cochlear duct length (CDL) has increased, since these can have an influence on the correct selection of the electrode. On the one hand, coverage of an optimal frequency band is relevant for a good audiological result, a...
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Since the introduction of cochlear implants into clinical routine, the interest in measuring cochlear parameters, particularly the cochlear duct length (CDL) has increased, since these can have an influence on the correct selection of the electrode. On the one hand, coverage of an optimal frequency band is relevant for a good audiological result, a...
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Introduction To evaluate the safety in cochlear implantation without preoperative computed tomography diagnostics, which was implemented into the protocol of cochlear implantation in 2013, since in the year before, new evidence concerning the risks of ionizing radiation especially in children arose. Methods In this retrospective data analysis 89 c...
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Background: There is a need for a more holistic approach to treating hearing impairment, as it affects many aspects of a person’s life, not just their hearing. This article describes how The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), particularly the ICF core sets for hearing loss, can be used to plan and evaluate the...
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Objective: To implement a unified testing framework into clinical routine that can be used by adults with single-sided deafness (SSD) to assess alternative treatment options before cochlear implantation. Study design: Retrospective data analysis. Setting: Tertiary referral center with a large CI program. Subjects and methods: Thirty four par...
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Objective To investigate a cohort of adult single-sided deafness (SSD) patients who received a cochlear implant and to determine the impact of underlying causes of etiology and duration of deafness on outcomeStudy designRetrospective data analysisSettingTertiary referral centre with a large cochlear implant programSubjects and methodsA demographic...
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Purpose The traditional fitting method for cochlear implants (CI), the single-channel fitting (SCF), is effective but time-consuming. A fitting method that is significantly faster to perform, but provides at least equivalent speech understanding and subjective benefit would be of clinical usefulness. The study explored the ability of flat strategy-...
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Objectives: Children with single sided deafness (SSD) show a poorer performance at school, which is attributable to reduced speech discrimination in noise, to reduced localization ability, and to a decreased power of concentration due to faster hearing exhaustion. Therefore, it is important to provide children with SSD with adequate hearing amplif...
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Objective: To analyze the long-term performance of cochlear implant patients. Study design: Retrospective longitudinal study. Setting: Tertiary referral center with a large cochlear implant program. Main outcome measure: Speech perception scores in quiet and in background noise in the short-term (1.12 ± 0.15 yr) and long-term (12.61 ± 2.34 y...
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Background: While hearing aids for a contralateral routing of signals (CROS-HA) and bone conduction devices have been the traditional treatment for single-sided deafness (SSD) and asymmetric hearing loss (AHL), in recent years, cochlear implants (CIs) have increasingly become a viable treatment choice, particularly in countries where regulatory ap...
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Conclusion Using a second bone anchored hearing implant (BAHI) mounted on a testband in unilaterally implanted BAHI users to test its potential advantage pre-operatively under-estimates the advantage of two BAHIs placed on two implants. Objectives To investigate how well speech understanding with a second BAHI mounted on a testband approaches the b...
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Objective: To compare hearing and speech understanding between a new, nonskin penetrating Baha system (Baha Attract) to the current Baha system using a skin-penetrating abutment. Methods: Hearing and speech understanding were measured in 16 experienced Baha users. The transmission path via the abutment was compared to a simulated Baha Attract tr...
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Objectives: To establish whether complex signal processing is beneficial for users of bone anchored hearing aids. Methods: Review and analysis of two studies from our own group, each comparing a speech processor with basic digital signal processing (either Baha Divino or Baha Intenso) and a processor with complex digital signal processing (eithe...
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Bone Anchored Hearing Implants (BAHI) are routinely used in patients with conductive or mixed hearing loss, e.g. if conventional air conduction hearing aids cannot be used. New sound processors and new fitting software now allow the adjustment of parameters such as loudness compression ratios or maximum power output separately. Today it is unclear,...
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Bone-anchored hearing implants (BAHI) are routinely used to alleviate the effects of the acoustic head shadow in single-sided sensorineural deafness (SSD). In this study, the influence of the directional microphone setting and the maximum power output of the BAHI sound processor on speech understanding in noise in a laboratory setting were investig...
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OBJECTIVE: To compare speech understanding of the BAHA BP110 and BAHA Intenso sound processors. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective experimental study. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Twenty experienced user of osseointegrated auditory implants with conductive or mixed hearing loss. INTERVENTIONS: In a first session, half of the participants wer...

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