Speech perception in children using the advanced Speak speech-processing strategy.
RS Cowan, C Brown, LA Whitford, KL Galvin, JZ Sarant, EJ Barker, S Shaw, A King, M Skok, PM Seligman
Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Suppl | Published : 1995
The Speak speech-processing strategy, developed by the University of Melbourne and commercialized by Cochlear Pty Limited for use in the new Spectra 22 speech processor, has been shown to provide improved speech perception for adults in both quiet and noisy situations. The present study evaluated the ability of children experienced in the use of the Multipeak (Mpeak) speech-processing strategy (implemented in the Nucleus Minisystem-22 cochlear implant) to adapt to and benefit from the advanced Speak speech-processing strategy (implemented in the Nucleus Spectra 22 speech processor). Twelve children were assessed using Mpeak and Speak over a period of 8 months. All of the children had over 1 ..View full abstract