Thalma Shpak

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate sound localization ability in patients with unilateral cochlear implant, who do not wear a hearing aid on the contralateral ear, and to try to improve this ability by training. SETTING Tertiary academic referral center. METHODS In the initial test, patients were exposed to sound stimuli from different directions and were asked to(More)
OBJECTIVE Setting the optimal rate of stimulation for individual cochlear implant recipients is critical to the successful functional outcome of cochlear implantation. In the absence of an objective methodology, cochlear implants are currently fitted by means of a time-consuming (and therefore expensive) trial-and-error process of limited accuracy. The aim(More)
Cochlear implants and conventional hearing aids use different stimulating signals. The beneficial effect of contralateral hearing aids in cochlear implantees, in terms of added speech perception, is still a matter of debate. The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible enhancement in speech perception in unilateral cochlear implantees who wear a(More)
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