Latest results for adults & children using cochlear implants & future implications
AuthorCowan, Robert C.; Clark, Graeme M.; Dowell, Richard C.; Dettman, Shani J; Barker, Elizabeth; Latus, Katie; Hollow, Rod; Blamey, Peter J.
Source TitleProgram & Abstract Book of the 6th International Congress of Hard of Hearing People
University of Melbourne Author/sClark, Graeme; Cowan, Robert; BARKER, ELIZABETH; HOLLOW, RODNEY; Dowell, Richard; Dettman, Shani; Blamey, Peter
Document TypeConference Item
CitationsDowell, R. C., Dettman, S. J., Barker, E., Latus, K., Hollow, R., Blamey, P. J., et al. (2000). Latest results for adults & children using cochlear implants & future implications. In Program & Abstract Book of the 6th International Congress of Hard of Hearing People, Sydney.
Access StatusOpen Access
The overall success of a cochlear implant procedure is most often quantified by assessing how well implantees can understand speech. This is because a primary aim of the application of cochlear implants is to improve communication, and it is relatively straightforward to obtain accurate measures of speech recognition. The quality of cochlear implant hearing is not well described by measuring an audiogram, as the detection of sound is similar across all implantees if the device is functioning correctly. A commonly used measure of speech understanding is the CID everyday sentence test where the number of correctly identified words within sentences is assessed. In the early days of cochlear implants, subjects could only recognize a few words without lipreading but the most recent results show average scores of 80% without lipreading for this sentence test, after 6 months of experience with the device.
Keywordscochlear implant; speech perception; communication
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