Yvonne Cope

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Auditory neuropathy, or dyssynchrony, is defined by an abnormal or absent auditory brainstem response but intact otoacoustic emissions or cochlear microphonics. It is associated with impaired hearing on behavioural pure-tone audiometry, absent acoustic reflexes, and poor speech perception, particularly in noisy environments. These results suggest a disorder(More)
The electrically evoked action potential (EAP) was recorded intra-operatively by use of neural response telemetry (NRT) on the Nucleus C124M cochlear implant. The aim of the present study was to investigate the EAP in young children immediately following implant surgery and whilst the children were still anaesthetized. The effect of data collection(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess performance of Nucleus 22 mini system pediatric users converted from the Spectra 22 body-worn to the ESPrit 22 ear-level speech processor using aided thresholds and speech discrimination measures before and after the conversion. STUDY DESIGN Spectra 22 body-worn speech processor users were chosen using preselection criteria (stable(More)
Despite growing awareness of the importance of early detection of hearing problems in children, surveys undertaken in recent years have consistently demonstrated late detection. In an attempt to improve this, Nottingham Health Authority started an open-access child audiology service to cover the 1 million population of Nottinghamshire. The records of the(More)
The Nottingham Paediatric Cochlear Implant Programme (NPCIP) specializes in the cochlear implantation of children under the age of 5 years. The initial stage in the pre-implant evaluation process is audiological assessment. In complex paediatric cases, behavioural audiological assessment may be difficult. In such cases, an objective measure to verify the(More)
The combined use of integrity testing (IT) and impedance telemetry (ImTe) intra-operatively is evaluated. One hundred and fifty children implanted with the Nucleus device were studied. In 81% of patients, normal results were obtained on all electrodes from both ImTe and IT. In seven cases where the back-up device was used, the intra-operative analysis of(More)
The Nottingham Paediatric Cochlear Implant Programme (NPCIP) specializes in the implantation of children under 5 years of age. Subsequent tuning of the device and identification of changes in device function for these young children, who may have additional disabilities, can often be challenging. Thus, an objective measure to assess the integrity of the(More)
The ESPrit ear-level speech processor has recently become available in the United Kingdom for use with the Nucleus CI24M multichannel cochlear implant. We report on the use of this ear-level processor with 6 children, ages 8 to 15 years. In this study, all patients were initially fitted with the SPrint body-worn processor, this being a prerequisite for(More)
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