Factors affecting outcomes in children with cochlear implants
AuthorDowell, R. C.; Blamey, P. J.; Clark, Graeme M.
Source TitleCochlear Implants: XVI World Congress of Otohinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Document TypeConference Paper
CitationsDowell, R. C., Blamey, P. J., & Clark, G. M. (1997). Factors affecting outcomes in children with cochlear implants. In Cochlear Implants: XVI World Congress of Otohinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Sydney, N.S.W.
Access StatusOpen Access
This is a publisher’s version of a paper from XVI World Congress of Otohinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 1997, published by Monduzzi Editore. This version is reproduced with the permission of the publisher.
Open-set speech perception tests were completed for a group of 52 children and adolescents who were long-term users of the Nucleus multiple channel cochlear prosthesis. Results showed mean scores for the group of 32.4% for open-set BKE sentences and 48.1% for phonemes in open-set monosyllabic words. Over 80% of the group performed significantly on these tas1cs. Age at implantation was identified as a significant factor affecting speech perception performance with improved scores for children implanted early. This factor was evident in the results at least down to the age of three years. Duration.. of profound hearing loss, progressive hearing loss, educational program and preoperative residual hearing were also identified as significant factors that may affect speech perception performance.
Keywordscochlear implants; otology; otolaryngology; paediatric otology; speech perception
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