Predictors of cochlear implant performance.

  title={Predictors of cochlear implant performance.},
  author={Johannes E van Dijk and Adriaan F. van Olphen and Margreet C Langereis and Lucas H M Mens and J. P. L. Brokx and Guido F. Smoorenburg},
  journal={Audiology : official organ of the International Society of Audiology},
  volume={38 2},
Open set speech understanding with cochlear implants, without speechreading, is nowadays a common finding. However, there is a large variation in speech understanding between cochlear implant users. We tried to find pre-operative parameters which predicted the post-operative results. Thirty-seven adult post-lingually deafened Nucleus cochlear implant users with a mean age of 46 years (range 16 68) and a mean duration of deafness of 15 years (range 1.5-47) were studied. Pre-operatively, we… CONTINUE READING


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