Submitted for Publication: January 29, 2013; accepted April 11, 2013.
Published Online: June 20, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.3297.
Study concept and design: Jeyakumar, Wilson, Brickman, Arriaga.
Acquisition of data: Jeyakumar, Wilson, Sorrel, McIntire, Jones, Brickman, Arriaga.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Jeyakumar, Wilson, Arriaga.
Drafting of the manuscript: Jeyakumar, Wilson, Sorrel, Jones.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Jeyakumar, Wilson, McIntire, Brickman, Arriaga.
Obtained funding: Jeyakumar.
Administrative, technical, and material support: Jeyakumar, Arriaga.
Study supervision: Jeyakumar, Wilson, Arriaga.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Previous Presentation: The abstract for this study was a podium presentation at the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Meeting; April 27 2013; Arlington, Virginia.
Additional Contributions: Cochlear implant devices were provided free of charge from Advanced Bionics LLC (4 devices), Med-El Ltd (8 devices), and Cochlear Americas Ltd (4 devices). Analysis of the devices was performed free of charge by each respective manufacturer. The costs of specimen preparation were paid by all 3 manufacturers. We thank Richard Whitworth, PhD, for providing the temporal bones and for his full support of the study, Cochlear Americas Ltd for their technical support and provision of the devices, Med-El Ltd for their technical support and provision of the devices, and Advanced Bionics LLC for their technical support and provision of the devices. The study would not have been possible without the donors of the cadavers and their families.