Speech recognition at 1-year follow-up in the Childhood Development after Cochlear Implantation study: Methods and preliminary findings

Laurie S. Eisenberg, Karen C. Johnson, Amy S. Martinez, Carol G. Cokely, Emily A. Tobey, Alexandra L. Quittner, Nancy E. Fink, Nae Yuh Wang, John K. Niparko

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Abstract

The Childhood Development after Cochlear Implantation (CDaCI) study is a longitudinal multicenter investigation designed to identify factors influencing spoken language in young deaf children with cochlear implants. Normal-hearing peers serve as controls. As part of a comprehensive evaluation battery, a speech recognition hierarchy was designed to assess how well these children recognize speech stimuli across developmental stages. Data were analyzed for the earliest measures in 42 pairs of children reaching 1 year of follow-up. A number of children in the cochlear implant group who met criteria for testing approached levels of performance similar to the normal-hearing controls, and some could identify sentences in competition. These results demonstrate the responsiveness of the speech recognition hierarchy in tracking emergent skills from a sample of the CDaCI cohort.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-268
Number of pages10
JournalAudiology and Neurotology
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2006

Keywords

  • Cochlear implants
  • Severe to profound hearing loss
  • Speech recognition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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    Eisenberg, L. S., Johnson, K. C., Martinez, A. S., Cokely, C. G., Tobey, E. A., Quittner, A. L., Fink, N. E., Wang, N. Y., & Niparko, J. K. (2006). Speech recognition at 1-year follow-up in the Childhood Development after Cochlear Implantation study: Methods and preliminary findings. Audiology and Neurotology, 11(4), 259-268. https://doi.org/10.1159/000093302