Journal article

COCHLEAR IMPLANTS IN CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS, AND PRELINGUISTICALLY DEAFENED ADULTS - SPEECH-PERCEPTION

PW DAWSON, PJ BLAMEY, LC ROWLAND, SJ DETTMAN, GM CLARK, PA BUSBY, AM BROWN, RC DOWELL, FW RICKARDS

JOURNAL OF SPEECH AND HEARING RESEARCH | AMER SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOC | Published : 1992

Abstract

A group of 10 children, adolescents, and prelinguistically deafened adults were implanted with the 22-electrode cochlear implant (Cochlear Pty Ltd) at the University of Melbourne Cochlear Implant Clinic and have used the prosthesis for periods from 12 to 65 months. Postoperative performance on the majority of closed-set speech perception tests was significantly greater than chance, and significantly better than preoperative performance for all of the patients. Five of the children have achieved substantial scores on open-set speech tests using hearing without lipreading. Phoneme scores in monosyllabic words ranged from 30% to 72%; word scores in sentences ranged from 26% to 74%. Four of thes..

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