Kumiko Yukawa

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OBJECTIVE To investigate whether the insertion depth of a cochlear implant array affects postoperative speech perception. DESIGN The subjects were 48 postlingually deaf adults who received either the Nucleus 22 or the Nucleus 24 cochlear implant with a straight array. A postoperative radiograph of the cochlear electrode was used to estimate insertion(More)
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is one of the common vestibular disorders. Canalolithiasis is thought to be a likely lesion. A canalith repositioning procedure (CRP by Epley) generally yields good resolution of vertigo and nystagmus. The authors confirmed the efficacy of this procedure on typical BPPV of the posterior semicircular canal type. We(More)
Recognition of speech sounds with a new speech-coding strategy, Speak, was compared with that of the Multipeak (Mpeak) strategy. Results of consonant, word, and sentence tests on 10 postlingually deaf subjects demonstrated that the performance of the Speak strategy significantly exceeded that of the Mpeak strategy under both quiet and noise conditions.(More)
In the 22 multi-channel cochlear implant system, F0 information determines the frequency of electrical stimulation, and F1 and F2 information determine the number of stimulating electrodes. We performed tests using synthetic vowels on 16 patients who had undergone 22 channel cochlear implant surgery and 6 months' speech rehabilitation. Information(More)
A study was carried out to determine which factors contributed to the vowel and consonant recognition ability of recipients of the 22-channel cochlear implant system. On the basis of the statistical analysis, no isolated factor showed a strong correlation with vowel recognition score. On the other hand, negative correlations were found between patients'(More)
Psychophysical responses of the patients to electrical stimulation were examined in order to clarify long-term effects of the cochlear implant in 9 patients who had received a 22-channel cochlear implant. Measured items were the minimal threshold level (T-level), the maximum comfortable level (C-level), and the dynamic range between T- and C-level.(More)
A multi-channel cochlear implant (Nucleus type) was implanted in a 40-year-old female Japanese patient who became totally deaf after meningitis. The formant-based speech processing strategy was used, but a narrow pulse width of 22-42 microseconds was required because of intermittent difficulty in controlling the pulse amplitude. The patient was tested with(More)