Preliminary results for the Cochlear Corporation multielectrode intracochlear implant in six prelingually deaf patients
AuthorClark, Graeme M.; Busby, Peter A.; Roberts, Susan A.; Dowell, Richard C.; Blamey, Peter J.; Mecklenburg, Dianne J.; Webb, Robert L.; Pyman, Brian C.; Franz, Burkhard K.
Source TitleAmerican Journal of Otology
University of Melbourne Author/sClark, Graeme; Blamey, Peter; Busby, Peter; Dowell, Richard; PYMAN, BRIAN; Franz, Burkhard
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsClark, G. M., Busby, P. A., Roberts, S. A., Dowell, R. C., Blamey, P. J., Mecklenburg, D. J., et al. (1987). Preliminary results for the Cochlear Corporation multielectrode intracochlear implant in six prelingually deaf patients. American Journal of Otology, May, 8(3), 234-239.
Access StatusOpen Access
This is a publisher’s version of an article published in American Journal of Otology 1987. This version is reproduced with permission of Lippincott Wilkins & Williams.
The preliminary results from this study indicate that some prelingually deaf patients may get worthwhile help from a multiple-electrode cochlear implant that uses a formant-based speech processing strategy. It is encouraging that these improvements can occur in young adults and teenagers. The results for two children are also encouraging. A 10-year-old child obtained significant improvement on some speech perception tests. It was easy to set thresholds and comfortable listening levels on a 5-year-old child, and he is now a regular user of the device. There are, however, considerable variations in performance among the prelingual patients, which may be related to the following factors: whether they have had some hearing after birth, the method of education used, the motivation of the patient, and age at implantation.
Keywordsotology; cochlear implant; deafness
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