Journal article

Perceptual benefit and functional outcomes for children using sequential bilateral cochlear implants

Karyn Louise Galvin, Mansze Mok, Richard C Dowell

EAR AND HEARING | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the additional perceptual benefit provided to children through the use of two cochlear implants in comparison to one after 6 to 13 mo experience with sequential bilateral implants. DESIGN: A second cochlear implant was received by 11 children. The principal selection criteria were being age 4 to 15 yr with a bilateral profound hearing loss and being a consistent user of a first implant with a commitment to use of a second implant. Horizontal localization was assessed by using pink noise bursts presented from a 180 degrees , eight-loudspeaker array. Speech perception was assessed by using a four-alternative forced-choice spondee test, with speech presented from in front..

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