The surprising performance of present-day cochlear implants.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The speech reception performance of a recipient of the Clarion CII implant was evaluated with a comprehensive set of tests. The same tests were administered for a group of six subjects with normal hearing. Scores for the implant subject were not different from the scores for the normal-hearing subjects, for seven of the nine tests, including the most difficult test used in standard clinical practice. These results are both surprising and encouraging, in that the implant provides only a very crude mimicking of only some aspects of the normal physiology.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wilson, BS; Dorman, MF

Published Date

  • June 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 54 / 6 Pt 1

Start / End Page

  • 969 - 972

PubMed ID

  • 17554816

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0018-9294

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/TBME.2007.893505


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States