Journal article

Speech perception for adults who use hearing aids in conjunction with cochlear implants in opposite ears

M Mok, D Grayden, RC Dowell, D Lawrence

JOURNAL OF SPEECH LANGUAGE AND HEARING RESEARCH | AMER SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOC | Published : 2006

Abstract

This study aimed to (a) investigate the effect of using a hearing aid in conjunction with a cochlear implant in opposite ears on speech perception in quiet and in noise, (b) identify the speech information obtained from a hearing aid that is additive to the information obtained from a cochlear implant, and (c) explore the relationship between aided thresholds in the nonimplanted ear and speech perception benefit from wearing a hearing aid in conjunction with a cochlear implant in opposite ears. Fourteen adults who used the Nucleus 24 cochlear implant system in 1 ear participated in the study. All participants had either used a hearing aid in the nonimplanted ear for at least 75% of waking ho..

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