Paul Van de Heyning

Paul Van de Heyning
Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen | UZA · Department of Otolaryngology

MD PhD

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Aim To report the experience of an image-guided and navigation-based robot arm as an assistive surgical tool for cochlear implantation in a case with a labyrinthitis ossificans. Patient A 55-years-old man with a history of childhood meningitis whose hearing deteriorated progressively to bilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss. Intervention...
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This study aimed to discover expert opinion on the surgical techniques and materials most likely to achieve maximum postoperative residual hearing preservation in cochlear implant (CI) surgery and to determine how these opinions have changed since 2010. A previously published questionnaire used in a study published in 2010 was adapted and expanded....
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A "gold standard" for quantitatively diagnosing inner ear malformations (IEMs) and a consensus on normative measurements are lacking. Reference ranges and cutoff values of inner ear dimensions may add in distinguishing IEM types. This study evaluates the volumes of the cochlea and vestibular system in different types of IEM. Study design: Retrosp...
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Purpose: To study the evolution of type D personality traits in older adults after cochlear implantation compared with a control group of severely hearing impaired older adults who did not receive a cochlear implant (CI). The influence of COVID-19 on this evolution was also explored. Type D personality combines a high degree of negative affectivity...
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IntroductionA vestibular schwannoma (VS) resection causes an acute unilateral vestibular deafferentation resulting in acute postoperative symptoms. Despite the expected resolution of most of the symptoms, due to central vestibular compensation, more than one out of four patients develop chronic dizziness. Several predictive factors, such as age and...
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PurposeTo evaluate the effects of a single psycho-educational session on tinnitus burden in chronic tinnitus patients. The session is organized at a tertiary referral center for otologic disorders at the University Hospital Antwerp as a group session (maximum of 10–15 patients a time) lasting for approximately 3–4 h. The session focusses on differe...
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Objectives: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) of the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex has been hypothesized to reduce tinnitus severity by modifying cortical activity in brain regions associated with the perception of tinnitus. However, individual response to tDCS has proven to be variable. We investigated the feasibility of using...
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Background: The aim of this study was to find out how candidacy criteria have evolved differently across the globe. Methods: Candidacy criteria and outcome measurements applied in 19 HEARRING clinics were analyzed. Results: Candidacy criteria vary between clinics. Overall, both bilateral implantation and cochlear implantation in patients with...
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Purpose The goal of this study was to evaluate if bilaterally (partially) absent vestibular function during static sound localization testing, would have a negative impact on sound localization skills. Therefore, this study compared horizontal static sound localization skills of normal-hearing patients with bilateral vestibulopathy (BV) and healthy...
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Background Dizziness and imbalance are common symptoms that are often inadequately diagnosed or managed, due to a lack of dedicated specialists. Decision Support Systems (DSS) may support first-line physicians to diagnose and manage these patients based on personalised data. Aim To examine the diagnostic accuracy and application of the EMBalance D...
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Background: Somatosensory or somatic tinnitus (ST) is a type of tinnitus where changes in somatosensory afference from the cervical spine or temporomandibular area alter the tinnitus perception. Very recently, the diagnostic value of a set of 16 diagnostic criteria for ST was determined. The next step in the development of easily applicable diagno...
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Nowadays, several options are available to treat patients with conductive or mixed hearing loss. Whenever surgical intervention is not possible or contra-indicated, and amplification by a conventional hearing device (e.g., behind-the-ear device) is not feasible, then implantable hearing devices are an indispensable next option. Implantable bone-con...
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Objective To investigate the effect of frequency-to-place mismatch, i.e. the mismatch between the tonotopic frequency map in the cochlea and the frequency band that is assigned to an electrode contact of a cochlear implant (CI) at the same cochlear location on speech perception outcomes, using postoperative CT images.Study designRetrospective obser...
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Purpose To document whether patients with and without hyperacusis differ from each other on demographic, audiological, and clinical characteristics. Methods Based on the Hyperacusis Questionnaire’s (HQ) cut-off (HQ > 28), a total of 2301 participants were divided into patients with and without hyperacusis. Demographic data, scores on self-reported...
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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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The current limited understanding of tinnitus neurophysiology is one of the major obstacles in developing effective treatments for chronic tinnitus. As such, there is an urgent need for knowledge on underlying neural and/or neurobehavioral correlates that might function as potential biomarkers for tinnitus. We aimed to develop a model for the detec...
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Background and Objective The cochlear implant (CI) electrode insertion process is a key step in CI surgery. One of the aims of advances in robotic-assisted CI surgery (RACIS) is to realize better cochlear structure preservation and to precisely control insertion. The aim of this literature review is to gain insight into electrode selection for RACI...
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The primary objectives of this study were to evaluate the effect of hearing implant (HI) use on quality of life (QoL) and to determine which QoL measure(s) quantify QoL with greater sensitivity in users of different types of HIs. Participants were adult cochlear implant (CI), active middle ear implant (VIBRANT SOUNDBRIDGE (VSB)), or active transcut...
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PurposeTo determine the usefulness of the Health Utilities Index (HUI) in older cochlear implant (CI) recipients, the primary aims were: (1) to assess health-related quality of life (HRQoL), measured with HUI, in older CI candidates while comparing with age- and gender-matched normal-hearing controls; (2) to compare HRQoL after CI with the pre-oper...
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Background: Successful orofacial treatment can reduce tinnitus severity in patients with somatic tinnitus (ST). However, it is still unclear to what extent the degree of reduction in temporomandibular disorders (TMD) actually contributes to the decrease in tinnitus severity after orofacial treatment. Therefore, the aim of this study was to analyze...
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Purpose Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is often used to visualize and diagnose soft tissues. Hearing implant (HI) recipients are likely to require at least one MRI scan during their lifetime. However, the MRI scanner can interact with the implant magnet, resulting in complications for the HI recipient. This survey, which was conducted in two phas...
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Identification of the inner ear malformation types from radiographs is a complex process. We hypothesize that each inner ear anatomical type has a uniqueness in its appearance in radiographs. The outer contour of the inner ear was captured from the mid-modiolar section, perpendicular to the oblique-coronal plane, from which the A-value was determin...
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Objectives: The primary aim was to measure the volume of the scala tympani (ST) and the length of the straight portion of the cochlear basal turn from micro-computed tomography (μCT) images. The secondary aim was to estimate the electrode insertion force based on cochlear size and insertion speed. Both of these objectives have a direct clinical rel...
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Purpose Tinnitus frequently causes disability as it affects daily living, which is objectified using several tinnitus questionnaires. To what extent they cover domains of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) is currently unknown. Therefore, this study aims to investigate which ICF domains are measured by two...
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In this study, we investigated serum epidermal growth factor (EGF) in an oncological population of head- and neck and pulmonary neoplasms and whether serum EGF could serve as a prognostic marker of survival and as a predictive marker for treatment response to platinum-based chemotherapy. A total of 59 oncological patients and a control group of age...
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PurposeTo create an index that is a measure of the amount of vestibular compensation and for which only functional balance performance is needed.Methods The medical charts of 62 eligible peripheral vestibular dysfunction (PVD) patients were analyzed retrospectively. To be included, the following vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) and balance performance...
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Incomplete partition type III (IP-III) is a relatively rare inner ear malformation that has been associated with a POU3F4 gene mutation. The IP-III anomaly is mainly characterized by incomplete separation of the modiolus of the cochlea from the internal auditory canal. We describe a 71-year-old woman with profound sensorineural hearing loss diagnos...
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Chronic otitis media with effusion (OME) has been associated with a shift in microbiome composition and microbial interaction in the upper respiratory tract (URT). While most studies have focused on potential pathogens, this study aimed to find bacteria that could be protective against OME through a case-control microbiome study and characterizatio...
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Objective: Describe the relationship between the Activities-Specific Balance Confidence (ABC) scale and Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI) with balance performance, as well as fall status in patients with peripheral vestibular disorders. Study design: Retrospective. Setting: Outpatient balance clinic, tertiary referral center. Patients: Data...
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As for hypertension, chronic pain, epilepsy and other disorders with particular symptoms, a commonly accepted and unambiguous definition provides a common ground for researchers and clinicians to study and treat the problem. The WHO's ICD11 definition only mentions tinnitus as a nonspecific symptom of a hearing disorder, but not as a clinical entit...
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Background: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) aims to induce cortical plasticity by modulating the activity of brain structures. The broad stimulation pattern, which is one of the main limitations of tDCS, can be overcome with the recently developed technique called High-Definition tDCS (HD-tDCS). Objective: Investigation of the effect...
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With 25% of people experiencing disabling hearing loss by the age of 70, Europe cannot afford to ignore what this would mean for its aging population. Untreated hearing loss could result in an annual cost of 213 billion euros to Europe's economies. In addition to depriving an individual of a sense, hearing loss adversely affects the mental health,...
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As for hypertension, chronic pain, epilepsy and other disorders with particular symptoms, a commonly accepted and unambiguous definition provides a common ground for researchers and clinicians to study and treat the problem. The WHO's ICD11 definition only mentions tinnitus as a nonspecific symptom of a hearing disorder, but not as a clinical entit...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to delineate characteristics of patients diagnosed with unilateral sporadic vestibular schwannoma. Symptomatology and MR imaging were correlated to hearing levels, tumour size, age, and radiologic features. Methods: Retrospective study in a tertiary referral centre for neurotology and skull base surgery on 384 p...
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Subjective tinnitus, the perception of sound in the absence of any sound source, is routinely assessed using questionnaires. The subjective nature of these tools hampers objective evaluation of tinnitus presence, severity and treatment effects. Late auditory evoked potentials (LAEPs) might be considered as a potential biomarker for assessing tinnit...
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Introduction: Superior canal dehiscence syndrome (SCDS) is characterized by a defect in the bone overlying the superior semicircular canal. This third mobile window generates an abnormal low-impedance pathway for sound/pressure transmission into the inner ear resulting in the characteristic symptoms. Objective: To perform a prospective analysis...
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Objective: To compare the cognitive evolution of older adults with severe or profound hearing impairment after cochlear implantation with that of a matched group of older adults with severe hearing impairment who do not receive a cochlear implant (CI). Design: In this prospective, longitudinal, controlled, and multicenter study, 24 older CI user...
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Introduction: Superior canal dehiscence syndrome (SCDS) is a condition characterized by a defect in the bone overlying the superior semicircular canal, creating a third mobile window into the inner ear. Patients can experience disabling symptoms and opt for surgical management. Limited data are available on the impact of SCDS on health-related qual...
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Background Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) aims to induce cortical plasticity by modulating the activity of brain structures. The broad stimulation pattern, which is one of the main limitations of tDCS, can be overcome with the recently developed technique called High-Definition tDCS (HD-TDCS). Objective Investigation of the effect...
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IntroductionTo date, guidelines recommend the use of a stepped care approach to treat tinnitus. The current clinical management of tinnitus frequently consists of audiologic interventions and tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT) or cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Due to the high heterogeneity of the tinnitus population and comorbidity of tinnitus...
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Background and objectives: A rare type of nonsyndromic autosomal recessive hereditary hearing loss is caused by pathogenic mutations in the TRIOBP gene mostly involving exons 6 and 7. These mutations cause hearing loss originating from dysfunction of sensory inner ear hair cells. Of all the affected siblings, 2 brothers and 1 sister, part of an Af...
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Introduction: Subjective tinnitus that is influenced by the somatosensory system is called somatosensory tinnitus (ST). When ST is related to the temporomandibular area, multidisciplinary orofacial treatment can reduce tinnitus severity. It is, however, unknown if we can predict this positive outcome. The aim of this study is to look for prognosti...
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Background: Previous studies have demonstrated spatial cognitive deficits in patients with bilateral vestibulopathy (BVP). However, BVP patients frequently present with a concomitant sensorineural hearing loss, which is a well-established risk factor of cognitive impairment and incident dementia. Nonetheless, previous research on spatial cognitive...
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Objective: Identify clinical screening tests to proficiently screen for patients with vestibular disorders. Study design: Retrospective case-control study. Setting: Tertiary referral center. Patients: 318 healthy individuals and 331 subjects with vestibular disorders. Interventions: All subjects performed Romberg and Jendrassic maneuver wi...
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The aim of the current systematic review is to examine the efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy as treatment for chronic subjective tinnitus. Insights concerning the EMDR treatment method and the mechanisms could offer valuable therapeutic guidelines in tinnitus management. The systematic review was performed acc...
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Cochlear implants (CI) have increasingly been adopted in older adults with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss as a result of the growing and aging world population. Consequently, researchers have recently shown great interest in the cost-effectiveness of cochlear implantation and its effect on quality of life (QoL) in older CI users. The...
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IntroductionTinnitus is a complex symptom requiring a thorough multidisciplinary assessment to construct an individual’s tinnitus profile. The Antwerp University Hospital hosts a tertiary tinnitus clinic providing intensive, multidisciplinary tinnitus care in the form of combinational psychological treatment with either Tinnitus Retraining Therapy...
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Objectives: The contact miniTM (CM) is a nonimplantable, digital bone conduction device (BCD) consisting of 2 isolated units: an electronic housing, including the microphone, and a vibrator housing. The study investigated whether the CM can be used as an alternative test device for a BCD trial in single-sided deaf (SSD) adults with the microphone...
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Objectives: The ideal outcome of cochlear implant surgery involves the insertion of the array inside the scala tympani of the cochlea with the least mechanical trauma. Recently, round window insertion and the direction in which the cochlea is approached have gained attention in this respect. The Angles of Cochlear Approach (ACA) can be defined wit...
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This study aims to obtain a better understanding of the number and distribution of spiral ganglion cell bodies (SGCBs) in the central modiolar trunk of the human cochlea with normal hearing as well as with hearing loss due to various pathological conditions. A detailed PubMed search was performed using the key words "human spiral ganglion cell popu...