Predicting speech perception outcomes following cochlear implantation in adults with unilateral deafness or highly asymmetric hearing loss

Kitterick, Pádraig T. and Lucas, Laura (2016) Predicting speech perception outcomes following cochlear implantation in adults with unilateral deafness or highly asymmetric hearing loss. Cochlear Implants International, 17 (sup 1). pp. 51-54. ISSN 1754-7628

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Abstract

Unilateral deafness and highly-asymmetric hearing loss can impair listening abilities in everyday situations, create substantial audiological handicap, and reduce overall quality of life. Preliminary evidence from early-phase studies in adults suggests that cochlear implantation may be effective in reversing some of these detrimental effects. Patient-level data from existing studies was re-analysed to explore potential factors that may be predictive of improved speech perception scores following implantation. The results suggest that duration of deafness in the severe-to-profoundly deaf ear and hearing sensitivity in the better (non-implanted) ear may be relevant when seeking to identify those candidates who are likely to obtain benefit following cochlear implantation.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copright 2016 Informa UK Limited
Keywords: Unilateral deafness, Single-sided deafness, Asymmetric hearing loss, Cochlear implantation, Binaural hearing, Speech perception, Duration of deafness
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Clinical Neuroscience
University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
Identification Number: 10.1080/14670100.2016.1155806
Depositing User: Kitterick, Dr Padraig
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2017 08:58
Last Modified: 04 May 2017 07:36
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/39254

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