The hearing performance of six post-lingually deaf adults implanted with the Nucleus 22-channel device are presented. All patients achieved measurable open set speech recognition with implant alone. The best hearing performance was achieved with a combination of lipreading and cochlear implant. For this condition our group achieved an average open set speech discrimination score of 85% (CID sentences) and an average speech tracking rate of 70 words per minute. We attribute the success of our group to careful pre-operative selection, including attention to candidate motivation towards hearing rehabilitation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Otolaryngology|
|State||Published - 1989|