Evaluation of five different cochlear implant designs: Audiologic assessment and predictors of performance

Bruce J. Gantz, Richard S. Tyler, John F. Knutson, George Woodworth, Paul Abbas, Brian F. McCabe, James Hinrichs, Nancy Tye-Murray, Charissa Lansing, Francis Kuk, Carolyn Brown

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Abstract

The audiologic performance of 54 postlingually deafened adults wearing cochlear implants was uniformly evaluated. The participants had 9 months’ or more experience with one of five different cochlear prostheses (Los Angeles Single Channel (N a 11), Vienna Single Channel (N o 4), Melbourne Multichannel (N a 18), Utah Multichannel (N = 19), San Francisco Multichannel (N = 2). The multichannel designs enabled participants to recognize more environmental sounds, provided more speech reading enhancement, and enabled most users to understand limited speech in the sound-only condition, compared to the single-channel implant group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1100-1106
Number of pages7
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume98
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1988

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    Gantz, B. J., Tyler, R. S., Knutson, J. F., Woodworth, G., Abbas, P., McCabe, B. F., Hinrichs, J., Tye-Murray, N., Lansing, C., Kuk, F., & Brown, C. (1988). Evaluation of five different cochlear implant designs: Audiologic assessment and predictors of performance. Laryngoscope, 98(10), 1100-1106.