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Long-term monaural auditory deprivation and bilateral cochlear implants.
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PMID:  22182978     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Long-term binaural auditory deprivation is associated with poorer speech recognition outcomes after cochlear implantation, even for postlingual hearing loss. It is, however, unknown to what extent the outcomes of implantation are related to the peripheral changes occurring monaurally or to changes at a higher level in the auditory system related to binaural deafness. This retrospective study aimed to unravel peripheral and central contributions to cochlear implantation outcomes by comparing outcomes obtained in individual ears for adults with long-term monaural auditory deprivation (i.e. unilateral use of hearing aid) who received bilateral cochlear implants. Results showed that similar outcomes can be obtained with the implant placed in the auditory-deprived or in the aided ear. This suggests that the peripheral changes related to monaural auditory deprivation have little effect on outcomes of cochlear implantation.
Authors:
Isabelle Boisvert; Catherine M McMahon; Richard C Dowell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-12-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroreport     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1473-558X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
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Created Date:  2011-12-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9100935     Medline TA:  Neuroreport     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
aCentre for Language Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales bHEARing Cooperative Research Centre cDepartment of Audiology and Speech Pathology, The University of Melbourne dAudiology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia eLinnaeus Centre HEAD, The Swedish Institute for Disability Research, Linköping, Sweden.
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