Longitudinal changes in word recognition by patients who use the ineraid cochlear implant

Michael Dorman, K. Dankowski, G. McCandless, J. L. Parkin, L. Smith

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    The time course for reacquisition of spondee word recognition was examined for 27 patients who use the lneraid cochlear. implant. At 1 month postfitting, test scores ranged from 0 to 84% correct. The median score was 10% correct. At 22 to 28 months postfitting, the scores ranged from 0 to 100% correct. The median score was 56% correct. The rate of improvement in spondee recognition varied greatly within the sample. Most patients continued to extract new information from the electrically evoked representation of the speech signal over a period of a year or more.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)455-459
    Number of pages5
    JournalEar and hearing
    Issue number6
    StatePublished - Dec 1990


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Otorhinolaryngology
    • Speech and Hearing

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