Journal article

Psychophysics of a prototype peri-modiolar cochlear implant electrode array

LT Cohen, E Saunders, GM Clark

HEARING RESEARCH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2001

Abstract

Psychophysical measurements were performed in three hearing-impaired adult subjects implanted with a CI22 cochlear prosthesis (Cochlear Ltd.) fitted with a developmental peri-modiolar electrode array. The array was manufactured with a curvature approximating that of the inner wall of the scala tympani but, after straightening and insertion, lay on average about half way between the inner and outer walls of the scala. All subjects were tested with bipolar stimulation; two were also tested with monopolar, employing the most basal electrode as the return. Maximum comfortable level and threshold reduced with decreasing distance of electrode from the modiolus, whereas dynamic range increased. The..

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