Hearing levels and speech perception prior to cochlear implantation - are they predictive of outcomes for adult implant users?
AuthorDowell, Richard C.; Winton, Elizabeth; Ling, Caroline; Hollow, Rod; COWAN, ROBERT; Clark, Graeme M.
Source TitleCI 2000 - The 6th International Cochlear Implant Conference.
Document TypeConference Item
CitationsDowell, R. C., Winton, E., Ling, C., Hollow, R., Cowan, R., & Clark, G. M. (2000). Hearing levels and speech perception prior to cochlear implantation - are they predictive of outcomes for adult implant users?. In CI 2000 - The 6th International Cochlear Implant Conference. Miami Beach.
Access StatusOpen Access
As the speech perception results obtained for adults using multichannel cochlear implants have improved, people with a wider range of hearing losses are now considering implantation. In the mid-1980s, most adults undergoing cochlear implantation had little or no residual hearing. This made selection and counselling relatively straightforward as any level of hearing obtained through use of the cochlear implant could be considered as a benefit in such cases. Most patients evaluated for implantation today have some degree of useful residual hearing, and may be reliant on this hearing to varying degrees in their everyday life. In essence, they have something to lose if their postoperative performance is poor. In counselling these patients, it would be most helpful to have reliable predictors of postoperative performance. A number of factors such as duration of profound hearing loss, congenital profound hearing loss, and certain aetiologies (eg, head injury) have shown significant links with outcomes in previous studies.
Keywordscochlear implants; speech perception; adult cochlear implant patients
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