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CONCLUSION The benefit obtained with a contralateral hearing aid (HA) in unilateral cochlear implantees improves over time, at least during the first year after implantation. OBJECTIVE To evaluate binaural-bimodal auditory ability and its early changes over time after unilateral cochlear implantation in patients with residual hearing in the non-implanted(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate and compare the timing of surgery, intraoperative findings, and otitis media-related outcome of cochlear implantation in children who are otitis-prone with their counterparts who are not otitis-prone. STUDY DESIGN Prospective. METHODS Children referred for cochlear implantation were assigned to a non-otitis-prone group (group A:(More)
OBJECTIVE To present the findings of the second stage of an ongoing prospective study of the outcome of cochlear implantation in otitis media (OM)-prone and non-OM-prone children who were treated according to a structured protocol designed to control OM prior to implantation. PATIENTS AND METHODS Of 60 children referred for cochlear implantation during(More)
Binaural hearing in cochlear implant (CI) users can be achieved either by bilateral implantation or bimodally with a contralateral hearing aid (HA). Binaural-bimodal hearing has the advantage of complementing the high-frequency electric information from the CI by low-frequency acoustic information from the HA. We examined the contribution of a contralateral(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of the present study was to assess hearing functioning in everyday listening situations of bilateral and unilateral hearing aid (HA) users. METHOD 80 Arabic-speaking HA users: 46 bilateral and 34 unilateral HA users with various degrees of HL. Participants completed the Speech, Spatial, and Qualities (SSQ) self-report questionnaire. (More)
This study was undertaken to assess the speech perception benefits, 24 months after cochlear implantation (CI), in 20 young people (age at CI, 8-18.5 years) with prelingual profound hearing loss, in addition to the use of a proposed CI candidacy assessment profile. Speech perception was evaluated in terms of word and sentence perception before CI, and at(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to evaluate the contribution of acoustic hearing to the perception of suprasegmental features by adults who use a cochlear implant (CI) and a hearing aid (HA) in opposite ears. METHOD 23 adults participated in this study. Perception of suprasegmental features-intonation, syllable stress, and word emphasis-was assessed.(More)
CONCLUSIONS Mean scores achieved using a cochlear implant (CI) plus a hearing aid (HA) were consistently higher (statistically non-significant) than those for CI alone. The addition of a contralateral HA partially compensated for the negative hearing fluctuations as well as for the slow initial progress with the CI. OBJECTIVES To examine hearing progress(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare within-subject bilateral-binaural and bimodal complementary abilities between bimodal (cochlear implant and hearing aid; CI/HA) and bilateral CI hearing (CI/CI), thereby enabling better-informed counseling of experienced CI/HA users contemplating contralateral implantation. STUDY DESIGN Comparative within-subject case review. (More)
INTRODUCTION Unilateral cochlear implantation (CI) has become the standard of care for patients with severe and profound hearing loss. Most unilateral CI users achieve excellent speech understanding abilities in quiet conditions, but face extreme difficulty in noisy environment, a difficulty which can be minimized with bilateral hearing. AIM OF STUDY To(More)