Submitted for Publication: October 28, 2013; final revision received February 23, 2014; accepted February 27, 2014.
Published Online: April 24, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.484.
Study concept and design: O’Niel, Runge, Kerschner.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: O’Niel, Runge, Friedland, Kerschner.
Drafting of the manuscript: O’Niel, Runge, Kerschner.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Runge, Friedland, Kerschner.
Statistical analysis: O’Niel.
Obtained funding: Kerschner.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Runge, Friedland, Kerschner.
Study supervision: Runge, Friedland, Kerschner.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: The authors have no financial interests in relation to the work or financial support provided by companies toward the completion of the work. Dr Friedland serves on the MED-EL Surgeon’s Advisory Board and has received honorarium from MED-EL Corp. Dr Runge serves on the MED-EL Corp Audiology Advisory Board and the Advanced Bionics Corp Audiology Advisory Board and is a research consultant for MED-EL Corp.
Previous Presentation: These data were presented in part as a poster presentation at the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology Annual Meeting; April 25, 2013; Arlington, Virginia.
Additional Contributions: T. Roxanne Link, APN, Medical College of Wisconsin, assisted with acquisition of data. There was no financial compensation.