Speech perception of hearing aid users versus cochlear implantees
AuthorFlynn, Mark C.; Dowell, Richard, C.; Clark, Graeme M.
Source TitleCochlear Implants: XVI World Congress of Otohinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Document TypeConference Paper
CitationsFlynn, M. C., Dowell, R., & Clark, G. M. (1997). Speech perception of hearing aid users versus cochlear implantees. 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.
Recent improvements in speech recognition abilities for profoundly deaf cochlear implantees suggests that some adults with a severe hearing impairment might benefit from a cochlear implant. Unfortunately, no studies have directly compared the speech perception abilities of the severely hearing impaired with those of cochlear implant users. An investigation of the speech perception performance of people with a severe hearing loss, who use hearing aids, was conducted in the Department of Otolaryngology at The University of Melbourne. Each participant (n=35) took part in a series of speech perception tests which included 11 vowel recognition tests, CNC words, CUNY sentences, and the Connected Speech Test. The results from these severely hearing impaired persons were compared to results from cochlear implant users. The group of severely hearing impaired adults performed better on tests of vowel and word perception but poorer on tests of open set sentence perception in comparison to a group of cochlear implant users.
Keywordscochlear implant; speech perception; otolaryngology
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