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.
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Oct 1988|