Journal article

PRELIMINARY-RESULTS FOR THE COCHLEAR CORPORATION MULTIELECTRODE INTRACOCHLEAR IMPLANT IN 6 PRELINGUALLY DEAF PATIENTS

GM CLARK, PA BUSBY, SA ROBERTS, RC DOWELL, PJ BLAMEY, TG NIENHUYS, DJ MECKLENBURG, RL WEBB, BC PYMAN, BK FRANZ

Otology & Neurotology | LIPPINCOTT-RAVEN PUBL | Published : 1987

Abstract

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: whethe..

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