Emily Franko-Tobin

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OBJECTIVES Determine the impact of cochlear implantation on quality of life (QOL) and determine the correlation between QOL and speech recognition ability. STUDY DESIGN Two authors independently searched PubMed, Medline, Scopus, and the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature to identify studies reporting hearing-specific or cochlear(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess recent trends in the prevalence and quality of reporting of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in 4 otolaryngology journals. STUDY DESIGN Methodology and reporting analysis. SETTING Randomized controlled trials in 4 otolaryngology journals. SUBJECTS AND METHODS All RCTs published from 2011 to 2013 in 4 major otolaryngology(More)
OBJECTIVE Determine the change in general health-related quality of life (HRQOL) after cochlear implantation and association with speech recognition. STUDY DESIGN Meta-analysis. METHODS Search was performed following the PRISMA statement using PubMed, Medline, Scopus, and CINAHL. Studies on adult cochlear implant (CI) patients measuring HRQOL before and(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze speech recognition outcomes in adult cochlear implant recipients who have asymmetric sensorineural hearing loss between the two ears. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study of 35 adults with asymmetric hearing loss. Preoperative unaided pure-tone averages (PTA), and pre- and post-op (6 and 12 mo) aided Consonant Nucleus Consonant(More)
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