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Phase II Study of the Multichannel Auditory Brain Stem Implant for Deafness Following Surgery for Neurofibromatosis 2

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00004437
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 19, 1999
Last Update Posted : March 25, 2015
Information provided by:
FDA Office of Orphan Products Development

Brief Summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Define the tonotopocity of multichannel brain stem stimulation and use this information to better program the auditory brain stem implant for an individual.

II. Optimize device fitting by combining monopolar and bipolar stimulation, and individual psychoacoustic channels for each patient, to increase the number of usable information channels for each patient and reduce or eliminate undesirable side effects.

III. Evaluate performance and learning effects using optimized fitting procedures.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Neurofibromatosis 2 Device: Multichannel Auditory Brain Stem Implant Phase 2

Detailed Description:

PROTOCOL OUTLINE: Patients undergo surgery to remove the first side or second side tumor, during which the multichannel auditory brain stem implant is implanted. Initial stimulation is conducted 4-6 weeks after surgery.

Patients are followed every 3 months for the first year, then annually thereafter.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : October 1999
Study Completion Date : October 2000

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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


--Disease Characteristics-- Confirmed diagnosis of neurofibromatosis type 2 Scheduled to undergo first side or second side tumor removal First side implantation performed only on patients with onset of symptoms prior to age 40 --Prior/Concurrent Therapy-- If a nonfunctional auditory brain stem implant (ABI) is present (implanted during the removal of a first side tumor), a multichannel ABI may be implanted during the removal of a second side tumor --Patient Characteristics-- English is the primary language

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00004437

Sponsors and Collaborators
FDA Office of Orphan Products Development
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Study Chair: Steven J. Staller Cochlear
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00004437    
Other Study ID Numbers: 199/13400
First Posted: October 19, 1999    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 25, 2015
Last Verified: January 2001
Keywords provided by FDA Office of Orphan Products Development:
acoustic neuroma
genetic diseases and dysmorphic syndromes
hearing loss
neurologic and psychiatric disorders
rare disease
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neurofibromatosis 1
Neurofibromatosis 2
Nerve Sheath Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplastic Syndromes, Hereditary
Neurocutaneous Syndromes
Nervous System Diseases
Heredodegenerative Disorders, Nervous System
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Peripheral Nervous System Neoplasms
Nervous System Neoplasms
Neuroma, Acoustic
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Vestibulocochlear Nerve Diseases
Retrocochlear Diseases
Ear Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Neoplasms
Cranial Nerve Neoplasms