Mini Module - Amplification and Implantable Hearing Devices
Implantable Hearing Devices (IHD)
Instructional Level: Intermediate
This longitudinal study focused on that how did the prolonged length of interimplant interval(Median time is 15.5 years)) affect speech recognition after sequential cochlear implantation. It revealed that the long time intervals may lead to a poor speech comprehension results obtained with the second CI alone,but this does not influence the better speech perception with bilateral CI. The first CI can also made significant progress from the second activation by an possibly developmental reorganization in the cortical plasticity.