Journal article

CLINICAL-TRIAL OF A MULTI-CHANNEL COCHLEAR PROSTHESIS - RESULTS ON 10 POSTLINGUALLY DEAF PATIENTS

GM CLARK, RC DOWELL, BC PYMAN, AM BROWN, RL WEBB, YC TONG, Q BAILEY, PM SELIGMAN

ANZ Journal of Surgery | BLACKWELL SCIENCE | Published : 1984

Abstract

The clinical trial of a multi-channel cochlear prosthesis has been carried out on 10 profoundly-totally deaf adult patients. Speech perception tests have shown that all the patients received significant benefit from the device. They obtained improvements in understanding running speech from 47% to 550% when using the device in conjunction with lipreading compared to lipreading alone. With an open-set CID sentence test, three patients obtained scores showing an ability to understand speech without the need to lipread, and a further three patients had scores indicating they could also receive useful information without lipreading. In two patients, very limited open-set scores for electrical st..

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