The role of endolymphatic hydrops after cochlear implantation

Research Opportunity
Honours
Number of Honour Places Available
1
Department
Surgery
Location
Surgery, Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Hayden Eastwood haydente@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page

Summary Protection of the residual hearing after cochlear implantation is one of the main goals of modern implant surgery. Loss of hearing is often the result of the surgical trauma and associated inflammatory reactions. Endolymphatic hydrops (EH) is a little understood cochlear response to trauma, which has been associated with hearing loss in other inner ear conditions.

Project Details

Protection of the residual hearing after cochlear implantation is one of the main goals of modern implant surgery. Loss of hearing is often the result of the surgical trauma and associated inflammatory reactions. Endolymphatic hydrops (EH) is a little understood cochlear response to trauma, which has been associated with hearing loss in other inner ear conditions. Previously EH has been difficult to study but our group have recently developed new histological and electrophysiological techniques for identifying EH after cochlear implantation. The goal of this project is to identify the extent and variation in EH after cochlear implantation and to examine any correlation between this variation to differences in residual hearing.



Faculty Research Themes

Neuroscience



Research Opportunities

Honours
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Department

Surgery

Research Node

Surgery, Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

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