Conclusion: The Bone Conductive Implants (BCI) showed to partly restore some of the functions lost when the binaural hearing is missing, such as in the single-sided deafness (SSD) subjects. The adoption of the single BCI needs to be advised by the clinician on the ground of a thorough counselling with the SSD subject. Objectives: To perform an overview of the present possibilities of BCI in SSD and to evaluate the reliability of the audiological evaluation for assessing the speech recognition in noise and the sound localization cues, as major problems related to the loss of binaural hearing. Method: Nine SSD subjects who underwent BCI implantation underwent a pre-operative audiological evaluation, consisting in the soundfield speech audiometry, as word recognition score (WRS) and sound localization, in quiet and in noise. Moreover, they were also tested for the accuracy of directional word recognition in noise and with the subjective evaluation with APHAB questionnaire. Results: The mean maximum percentage of word discrimination was 65.5% in the unaided condition and 78.9% in the BCI condition. The sound localization in noise with the BCI was better than the unaided condition, especially when stimulus and noise were on the same side of the implanted ear. The accuracy of directional word recognition showed to improve with BCI in respect to the unaided condition, in the BCI side, with either the stimulus on the implanted ear and the noise in the contralateral ear, or when both stimulus and noise were deliver to implanted ear.
Bone conductive implants in single sided deafness / Monini, Simonetta; Musy, Isotta; Atturo, Francesca; Filippi, Chiara; Barbara, Maurizio. - In: ACTA OTO-LARYNGOLOGICA. - ISSN 0001-6489. - STAMPA. - 135:4(2015), pp. 381-388. [10.3109/00016489.2014.990057]
|Titolo:||Bone conductive implants in single sided deafness|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Citazione:||Bone conductive implants in single sided deafness / Monini, Simonetta; Musy, Isotta; Atturo, Francesca; Filippi, Chiara; Barbara, Maurizio. - In: ACTA OTO-LARYNGOLOGICA. - ISSN 0001-6489. - STAMPA. - 135:4(2015), pp. 381-388. [10.3109/00016489.2014.990057]|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|