Cochlear Implantation for Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct
William was previously followed at another site for a history of sensorineural hearing loss in the right ear, with normal hearing sensitivity in the left ear. He reportedly passed his newborn hearing screening in the left ear and referred in the right ear. Previous ENT work-up did not include radiographic imaging.
William was evaluated at our clinic for a hearing evaluation at 10 years of age. Six weeks prior to the visit, William was struck in the head with a pitch while playing baseball. This resulted in complaints of increased hearing difficulty and increased bilateral tinnitus. He denied symptoms of dizziness.