Journal article

Speech perception in children with auditory neuropathy/dyssynchrony managed with either hearing aids or cochlear implants

Gary Rance, Elizabeth Janet Barker

OTOLOGY & NEUROTOLOGY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2008

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate speech perception skills in children with auditory neuropathy (AN)/auditory dyssynchrony (AD)-type hearing loss managed with either hearing aids or cochlear implants. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective data collection in 3 subject groups: AN/AD children fitted with bilateral amplification, AN/AD children fitted with cochlear implant (in 1 or both ears), and a matched control group of implanted children with sensorineural hearing loss. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Open-set monosyllabic words (consonant-nucleus-consonant). RESULTS: Of the 10 implanted AN/AD children, 9 demonstrated significant speech discrimination (consonant-nucleus-consonant phoneme score > or =55%). Similar results w..

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