Ersilia Bosco

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OBJECTIVE The auditory performance of cochlear implantees is linked to numerous variables, such as audiological characteristics, age and type of speech coding strategy. In recent years, many different ways of processing sounds have been developed, with possible implications for auditory performance. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the(More)
The aim of the present study is to construct a reference model with the indication for the attitude, the requirements and the resources needed in order to be able to deal with deafness in the presence of disabilities or associated problems. The study group consisted of 13 adults and 18 children affected by profound deafness, with associated problems and(More)
UNLABELLED The paper is an attempt to answer the main questions raised by that part of the deaf community which still consider cochlear implants (CI) an attack against the psychophysical integrity of the pre-lingually deaf. METHODS The psychological well-being of six adolescents and six children was assessed pre- and post-implantation using various tools,(More)
CONCLUSIONS The increased spectral resolution that characterizes the HiRes 120 device contributes to improvement of performance. Discrimination and identification in noise are consistent with reports of improved perception under everyday listening situations. OBJECTIVES This work focuses on speech perception findings after implementation of current(More)
After spinal cord injury, quadriplegic patients generally require tracheostomy for ventilatory support and airway clearance. Early tracheostomy has several advantages over translaryngeal intubation, but in patients who undergo anterior surgical fixation of the spine, it is often delayed until after recovery of the surgical wound. We report the case of a(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess skills in inferences during conversations and in metaphors comprehension of unilaterally cochlear implanted children with adequate abilities at the formal language tests, comparing them with well-matched hearing peers; to verify the influence of age of implantation on overall skills. METHODS The study was designed as a matched(More)
The aim of the present study is to assess long-term outcomes of CI in prelingual deafened adolescents and adults, describing, where present, differences in performance, self perceived benefit and highlighting specific characteristics. Twenty-three patients were enrolled: 10 adolescents, 13 young adults. Each patient underwent speech perception/language(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate, with a long-term follow-up, the speech perception and language development in children with cytomegalovirus (CMV)-related deafness after cochlear implantation. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study on CMV-related profound deafness and cochlear implantation was performed from 1995 to 2010. Six children with an average follow-up of 10(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the application of two new pitch perception tests in children with cochlear implants (CI) and to compare CI outcomes to normal hearing (NH) children, as well as investigating the effect of chronological age on performance. The tests were believed to be linked to the availability of Temporal Fine Structure(More)