Journal article

RESULTS FOR 2 CHILDREN USING A MULTIPLE-ELECTRODE INTRACOCHLEAR IMPLANT

PA BUSBY, YC TONG, SA ROBERTS, PM ALTIDIS, SJ DETTMAN, PJ BLAMEY, GM CLARK, RK WATSON, RC DOWELL, FW RICKARDS, GH NICHOLLS

JOURNAL OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA | AMER INST PHYSICS | Published : 1989

Abstract

Assessments in speech perception, speech production, and language skills were conducted on two children, 5 and 10 years old at the time of surgery, using the Nucleus multiple-electrode cochlear implant. Data were collected pre- and post-operatively to measure changes in performance over time. For closed-set speech perception tests in the audition alone condition, post-operative performance was generally better than pre-operative performance and performance improved post-operatively for both patients. In closed-set vowel and consonant identification and open-set sentence perception for the older patient, post-operative improvements from the vision alone to the auditory-visual condition were r..

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