Jill Firszt

Professor of Otolaryngology, Professor of Audiology and Communication Sciences

    • 2383 Citations
    1990 …2020

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    Research interests

    Current clinical research includes longitudinal studies with adults and children who receive bilateral cochlear implants. For individuals who receive sequential implants, we study the impact of the first implanted ear on the benefit and rate of improvement obtained from a cochlear implant received at a later time in the opposite ear. In individuals with unilateral hearing loss, we investigate the effects of asymmetric hearing on patient outcomes using both behavioral techniques and physiologic imaging tools (e.g., fMRI and measures of connectivity). In addition, studies are in process to examine whether hearing-impaired individuals with significant asymmetrical hearing loss can effectively utilize a hearing aid in one ear and a cochlear implant in the other. Another research area assesses the relation between behavioral outcomes with cochlear implants and neurophysiologic responses that may underlie processing of speech. This line of research combines results from listening tasks and neurophysiologic recordings in the same individual.

    Areas of Clinical Interest

    Central Auditory Function in Adults with Hearing Loss, Strategies to Optimize Benefit with a Cochlear Implant, Time Course of Auditory Cortex Reorganization Following Sudden Unilateral Deafness

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    Research Output

    • 2383 Citations
    • 67 Article
    • 3 Review article
    • 1 Conference contribution
    • 1 Comment/debate

    Core Rehabilitation Outcome Set for Single Sided Deafness (CROSSSD) study: Protocol for an international consensus on outcome measures for single sided deafness interventions using a modified Delphi survey

    Katiri, R., Hall, D. A., Buggy, N., Hogan, N., Horobin, A., Van De Heyning, P., Firszt, J. B., Bruce, I. A. & Kitterick, P. T., Mar 4 2020, In : Trials. 21, 1, 238.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Effects of Electrode Location on Estimates of Neural Health in Humans with Cochlear Implants

    Schvartz-Leyzac, K. C., Holden, T. A., Zwolan, T. A., Arts, H. A., Firszt, J. B., Buswinka, C. J. & Pfingst, B. E., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : JARO - Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations

    Erratum: Core Rehabilitation Outcome Set for Single Sided Deafness (CROSSSD) study: Protocol for an international consensus on outcome measures for single sided deafness interventions using a modified Delphi survey (Trials (2020) 21 (238) DOI: 10.1186/s13063-020-4094-9)

    Katiri, R., Hall, D. A., Buggy, N., Hogan, N., Horobin, A., Van De Heyning, P., Firszt, J. B., Bruce, I. A. & Kitterick, P. T., Mar 17 2020, In : Trials. 21, 1, 272.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    Open Access
  • Optical neuroimaging of speech perception in listeners with cochlear implants

    Sherafati, A., Hassanpour, M. S., Dwyer, N., Fishell, A. K., Eggebrecht, A., Firszt, J., Culver, J. P. & Peelle, J., 2020, Optics and the Brain, BRAIN 2020. OSA - The Optical Society, (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers; vol. Part F176-BRAIN-2020).

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  • Cochlear implant quality of life (CIQOL): Development of a profile instrument (CIQOL-35 profile) and a global measure (CIQOL-10 Global)

    Cochlear Implant Quality of Life Development Consortium, Sep 2019, In : Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 62, 9, p. 3554-3563 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Scopus citations