Study to Compare Middle Ear Mechanics in Individuals with Unilateral Otosclerosis, and Unilateral and Bilateral Cochlear Implant Recipients


About this study

The purpose of this study is to measure the changes in the middle ear mechanics or the transfer function in cochlear implant recipients and compare those changes with the middle ear transfer function measured in individuals with unilateral otosclerosis.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18 or older.
  • Meets centers’ normal candidacy requirements for cochlear implantation.
  • Must be able to provide consent to participate.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Cochlear abnormality that might prevent insertion of the electrode array.
  • Additional handicap that would limit the patient from being able to follow study instructions.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Aniket Saoji, Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Paula Orr CCRP


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