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Cochlear implants with fine structure processing improve speech and tone perception in Mandarin-speaking adults.
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PMID:  23768059     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract Conclusion: This study indicates that Mandarin-speaking subjects acquire significant benefit from a cochlear implant (CI) and audio processor with the fine structure processing (FSP) coding strategy. It can take adult Mandarin CI users time to become accustomed to their CI and appreciate the benefits. Objectives: This study aimed to determine speech perception outcomes in Mandarin-speaking adults who received the FSP coding strategy. Methods: This was a prospective study. Ten adults who were implanted unilaterally with a PULSARCI(100), and received an OPUS 1 or OPUS 2 speech processor, were included in this study. The mean age at implantation was 31.1 years. We determined the benefit to postlingually deafened Mandarin-speaking adults with a severe to profound hearing loss using the tests: monosyllables in quiet, sentences in quiet and the Mandarin Hearing in Noise Test (MHINT). Tone perception was evaluated using a tone perception test. A visual analog scale (VAS) was used to score sound quality and ease of listening. Results: The results showed a significant improvement between first fitting and 6 months in all speech tests and in tone perception. The VAS scores showed a significant improvement over 6 months in sound quality and an immediate benefit in ease of listening.
Xueqing Chen; Bo Liu; Sha Liu; Lingyan Mo; Yuling Li; Ying Kong; Jun Zheng; Yongxin Li; Shusheng Gong; Demin Han
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta oto-laryngologica     Volume:  133     ISSN:  1651-2251     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Otolaryngol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-06-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370354     Medline TA:  Acta Otolaryngol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  733-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University , Beijing , China.
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