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Electric-acoustic stimulation (EAS) was developed for individuals with a profound hearing loss in the high frequencies and a substantial residual low-frequency hearing (LFH). For this group of candidates, conventional hearing aids often neither provided sufficient amplification nor were they considered suitable for cochlear implantation due to the possible(More)
After successful cochlear implantation in one ear, some patients continue to use a hearing aid at the contralateral ear. They report an improved reception of speech, especially in noise, as well as a better perception of music when the hearing aid and cochlear implant are used in this bimodal combination. Some individuals in this bimodal patient group also(More)
Pulse rate difference limen (PRDL) and amplitude modulation difference limen (AMDL) were assessed as a function of base rate and cochlear electrode location in seven (three for AMDL) subjects implanted with the MED-EL COMBI 40+ implant. The MED-EL COMBI 40+ electrode array allows deep insertion of the electrode up to the apex of the cochlea to minimize the(More)
CONCLUSION A so far unattained high rate (100%) of residual hearing preservation in cochlear implantation for electric-acoustic stimulation could be achieved using sophisticated surgical techniques in combination with the MedEl Flex EAS electrode. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to gather first audiological and surgical results from the experience gained with(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to simulate speech perception with combined electric-acoustic stimulation (EAS), verify the advantage of combined stimulation in normal-hearing (NH) subjects, and then compare it with cochlear implant (CI) and EAS user results from the authors' previous study. Furthermore, an automatic speech recognition (ASR) system was(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to measure and compare speech perception in users of electric-acoustic stimulation (EAS) supported by a hearing aid in the unimplanted ear and in bilateral cochlear implant (CI) users under different noise and sound field conditions. Gap listening was assessed by comparing performance in unmodulated and modulated Comité(More)
The cochlear frequency-place function in normal hearing ears has been found to be an exponential relationship in a wide variety of species [D.D. Greenwood, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 87 (1990) 2592-2605]. Although it seems reasonable to assume a similar function for electrical stimulation by means of an intra-cochlear electrode array, the exact frequency-place(More)
PURPOSE Electric acoustic stimulation (EAS) relies on the preservation of low-frequency hearing and adequate amplification of these frequencies. EAS has been achieved by fitting the cochlear implant (CI) speech processor together with an ipsilateral in-the-ear hearing aid. This study will evaluate the outcomes when CI/EAS users upgrade to a new combination(More)
The recording of otoacoustic emissions is suitable for the detection of hearing loss in small children. The test meets the following requirements for hearing screening: it is carried out in a few minutes, specialized personnel is not necessary, the results do not depend on the vigilance of the child, and total costs are comparably low. However, the choice(More)
Electrically evoked compound action potentials (ECAPs) are used in auditory research to evaluate the response of the auditory nerve to electrical stimulation. Animal preparations are typically used for the recording. With the introduction of a new generation of cochlear implants, however it is possible to record the response of the auditory nerve to(More)