Case Report

Cochlear implantation in an adult woman with Takayasu’s arteritis: a case report

Abstract

Background: Takayasu’s arteritis (TAK) is an idiopathic large-vessel vasculitis. Sensorineural hearing loss is a rare complication in patients with TAK. In this study, we report an adult woman with hearing loss associated with TAK who underwent cochlear implantation (CI).
The Case: The case was a 28-year-old hearing-impaired woman with TAK who underwent unilateral CI. The surgery improved the patient’s speech perception and perceived sound quality. However, her auditory and speech performances changed over time.
Conclusion: The present case report highlights the importance of monitoring auditory and spe­ech performance of CI patients with TAK.

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Bayat A, Daneshi A, Karimi M, Saki S, Saki N. Cochlear implantation in an adult woman with Takayasu’s arteritis: a case report. Aud Vestib Res. 2021;:309-313.