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Speech intelligibility and subjective benefit in single-sided deaf adults after cochlear implantation.

Speech intelligibility and subjective benefit in single-sided deaf adults after cochlear implantation. Hear Res. 2017 Mar 09;: Authors: Finke M, Strauß-Schier A, Kludt E, Büchner A, Illg A Abstract Treatment with cochlear implants (CIs) in single-sided deaf individuals started less than a decade ago. CIs can successfully reduce incapacitating tinnitus on the deaf ear and allow, so some extent, the restoration of binaural hearing. Until now, systematic evaluations of subjective CI benefit in post-lingually single-sided deaf individuals and analyses of speech intelligibility outcome for the CI in isolation have been lacking. For the prospective part of this study, the Bern Benefit in Single-Sided Deafness Questionnaire (BBSS) was administered to 48 single-sided deaf CI users to evaluate the subjectively perceived CI benefit across different listening situations. In the retrospective part, speech intelligibility outcome with the CI up to 12 month post-activation was compared between 100 single-sided deaf CI users and 125 bilaterally implanted CI users (2nd implant). The positive median ratings in the BBSS differed significantly from zero for all items suggesting that most individuals with single-sided deafness rate their CI as beneficial across listening situations. The speech perception scores in quiet and noise improved significantly over time in both groups of CI users. Speech intelligibility with the CI in isolation was significantly better i...
Source: Hearing Research - Category: Audiology Authors: Tags: Hear Res Source Type: research

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Source: Hearing Research - Category: Audiology Authors: Tags: Hear Res Source Type: research
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