Cochlear implant hearing performance at the University of Minnesota

B. P. Kimberley, L. Scheller, S. Levine, G. Adams, D. A. Nelson

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-27
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Otolaryngology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1989


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