Pre-operative hearing assessment in young cochlear implant candidates
AuthorRANCE, GARY; Dowell, Richard C.; Rickards, Field W.; Clark, Graeme M.
Source TitleProgram and Abstract Book: 19th International Congress on Education of the Deaf
Document TypeConference Item
CitationsRance, G., Dowell, R. C., Rickards, F. W., & Clark, G. M. (2000). Pre-operative hearing assessment in young cochlear implant candidates. In Program and Abstract Book: 19th International Congress on Education of the Deaf, Sydney.
Access StatusOpen Access
Early implantation of congenitally deaf candidates is now a goal of most cochlear implant clinics. This objective can only be achieved through the use of audiological tests that are able to identify and quantify hearing loss in infancy. Behavioural conditioning techniques provide the most accurate indication of hearing acuity in older subjects, but these procedures are unreliable in young (6 months) or developmentally delayed children. This paper investigates the degree of accuracy with which two electrophysiological test techniques (click-ABR & steady-state evoked potential [SSEPD can be used to assess auditory function in infants with significant hearing loss. ABR and SSEP findings from 108 children were compared with hearing levels obtained behaviourally.
Keywordscochlear implants; hearing assessment; paediatric otology
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