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This study introduces and evaluates a method for measurement of the longitudinal spread of electrically evoked neural excitation in the cochlea, using the Neural Response Telemetry system (NRT) available with the Nucleus((R)) 24 cochlear implant system. The recently released version of the NRT software (version 3.0) enables presentation of the 'masker' and(More)
OBJECTIVE The study investigated the hypothesis that threshold and comfortable levels recorded from cochlear implant patients would reduce, and dynamic range increase, as distance of the electrode from the modiolar wall (radial distance) decreases. Two groups of cochlear implant patients participated; one group using the Nucleus' 24 Contour electrode array,(More)
Psychophysical measurements were performed in three hearing-impaired adult subjects implanted with a CI22 cochlear prosthesis (Cochlear Ltd.) fitted with a developmental peri-modiolar electrode array. The array was manufactured with a curvature approximating that of the inner wall of the scala tympani but, after straightening and insertion, lay on average(More)
The objective of this study was to compare the psychophysical performance of patients using the Nucleus Contour electrode array with that of patients using the straight banded-electrode array. In particular, we wished to consider how psychophysical parameters would differ for an electrode array positioned closer to the modiolus, and how this might influence(More)
The feasibility of using the electrically evoked compound action potential (ECAP), measured with the NRT system (Neural Response Telemetry) and the NRT software (version 2.04), to quantify the longitudinal spread of neural excitation was examined in four subjects fitted with the Nucleus C124M cochlear implant. The ECAP and psychophysical forward-masking(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of these studies was to investigate the insertion properties and safety of a new intracochlear perimodiolar electrode array design (Contour). BACKGROUND An electrode array positioned close to the neural elements could be expected to reduce stimulation thresholds and might potentially reduce channel interaction. METHODS Two sequential(More)
This research was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of an online speech perception test (SPT) for the measurement of hearing and hearing aid fitting in comparison with conventional methods. Phase 1 was performed with 88 people to evaluate the SPT for the detection of significant hearing loss. The SPT had high sensitivity (94%) and high selectivity (98%).(More)
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