Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Future Directions for Cochlear Implants

Author(s) Richard S Tyler
Jane M Opie
Holly Fryauf-Bertschy
Bruce Gantz
Volume 16
Number 2
Year 1992
Page(s) 151-164
Language English
Keywords cochlear
Abstract Cochlear implants have provided the opportunity for many postlingually deafened adults to hear. Results from sophisticated multichannel implants show a very wide range of performance across patients. We review some of these findings and present a method for measuring lipreading enhancement by considering the percentage of possible enhancement. Prelingually deafened children with cochlear implants are able to recognize some of the important speech features, although their progress is slow. Future improvements in understanding signals and noise, in signal processing, in optimizing device adjustments, in surgical procedures, and in rehabilitation will contribute to the development of this field.

Grâce aux implants cochléaires, de nombreux adultes atteints de surdité postlinguistique peuvent entendre. Les résultats d'implants multi-canaux perfectionnés révèlent des performances très variées chez les patients. Nous examinons certaines de ces constatations et présentons une méthode pour mesurer l'amélioration de la lecture labiale en considérant le pourcentage de l'augmentation possible. Les enfants avec surdité prélinguistique qui ont un implant cochléaire sont en mesure de reconnaître certaines des caractéristiques importantes de la parole, bien que leurs progrès soient lents. Les améliorations futures au niveau de la compréhension des signaux et du bruit, du traitement des signaux, de l'optimisation des ajustements des appareils, des interventions chirurgicales et de la réadaptation vont contribuer au développement de ce domaine.
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