07613519 is referenced by 17 patents and cites 40 patents.

A system and/or method for treating auditory dysfunction by somatosensory system stimulation. The system and/or method comprises a probe and a device to stimulate the probe. The probe has a stimulation portion implanted in communication with a predetermined peripheral nerve site. The stimulation portion of the probe may be implanted in contact with a peripheral nerve dorsal root ganglia, cranial nerve or dermatome area, for example C2 dermatome area or a trigeminal dermatome area. The stimulation portion may be a laminotomy, paddle, surgical, or multiple electrode lead. The device to stimulate the probe may be implanted subcutaneously or transcutaneously.

Title
Peripheral nerve stimulation to treat auditory dysfunction
Application Number
11/254597
Publication Number
7613519 (B2)
Application Date
October 20, 2005
Publication Date
November 3, 2009
Inventor
Dirk De Ridder
Zelzate
BE
Agent
Christopher S L Crawford
Peter Lando
Melissa Acosta
Assignee
Advanced Neuromodulation Systems
TX, US
IPC
A61N 1/36
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