Word recognition by 50 patients fitted with the symbion multichannel cochlear implant

Michael Dorman, M. T. Hannley, K. Dankowski, L. Smith, G. McCandless

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    Abstract

    We describe the word recognition ability of 50 patients who use the multichannel cochlear implant manufactured by Symbion, Inc. The median scores for open set tests involving auditory stimulation alone were: 14% correct (range 0 to 60) for monosyllabic words, 44% correct (range 0 to 100) for spondees, and 45% correct (range 0 to 100) for words in the Everyday CID Sentences. In the visual stimulation condition of the Everyday CID Sentences, the median score was 64% correct (range 0 to 100). In the visual plus auditory stimulation condition, the median score was 99% correct (range 46 to 100). These results demonstrate that relatively good speech understanding can be achieved using a cochlear implant which employs only a few channels of stimulation and which simultaneously activates monopolar electrodes.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)44-49
    Number of pages6
    JournalEar and hearing
    Volume10
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Feb 1989

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Otorhinolaryngology
    • Speech and Hearing

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