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Title: Unilateral and bilateral cochlear implants and the implant-plus-hearing-aid profile: Comparing self-assessed and measured abilities
Contributor(s): Noble, William Glass (author); Tyler, Richard (author); Dunn, Camille (author); Bhullar, Navjot (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2008
DOI: 10.1080/14992020802070770
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/3099
Abstract: Patients fitted with one (CI) versus two (CI+CI) cochlear implants, and those fitted with one implant who retain a hearing aid in the non-implanted ear (CI+HA), were compared using the speech, spatial, and qualities of hearing scale (SSQ) (Gatehouse & Noble, 2004). The CI+CI profile yielded significantly higher ability ratings than the CI profile in the spatial hearing domain, and on most aspects of other qualities of hearing (segregation, naturalness, and listening effort). A subset of patients completed the SSQ prior to implantation, and the CI+CI profile showed consistently greater improvement than the CI profile across all domains. Patients in the CI+HA group self-rated no differently from the CI group, post-implant. Measured speech perception and localization performance showed some parallels with the self-rating outcomes. Overall, a unilateral CI provided significant benefit across most hearing functions reflected in the SSQ. Bilateral implantation offered further benefit across a substantial range of those functions.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Journal of Audiology, 47(8), p. 505-514
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Place of Publication: London, United Kingdom
ISSN: 1499-2027
Field of Research (FOR): 170112 Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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