The effect of duration of using cochlear implant and hearing aid on the speech intelligibility of children with hearing loss

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Massoume Hosseini 1 , Nader Saki 1 , Negin Moradi 2 , * , Majid Soltani 2 , Mahmood Latifi 3 , Soheila Nikakhlagh 1

1 Hearing and Speech Research Center , Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Science,Ahvaz, Iran

2 Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Research Center , Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Science,Ahvaz, Iran

3 Diabete Research Center,Health Reserch Institute, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Science,Ahvaz, Iran

How to Cite: Hosseini M , Saki N, Moradi N , Soltani M , Latifi M , et al. The effect of duration of using cochlear implant and hearing aid on the speech intelligibility of children with hearing loss, J Clin Res Paramed Sci. 2017 ; 6(2):e81277.

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Journal of Clinical Research in Paramedical Sciences: 6 (2); e81277
Published Online: May 24, 2017
Article Type: Research Article
Received: October 03, 2016
Accepted: March 20, 2017

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Abstract

Introduction: Because people with hearing loss have no feedback mechanism to monitor and adjust their speech٫so their speech production are often unclear and affected. Today, by advances in audio enhancement systems and biotechnologies of implantation٫ the greater efficiency of rehabilitation interventions, was provided to children with hearing impairment. In this study we aimed to investigate the relation of the use of hearing aids and cochlear implant to speech intelligibility of children with hearing impairment.

Methods: This study is carried out on 30 children 3 to 10 years old with hearing impairment. Speech sample of children is collected in 2 level of word and sentence. The relationship between speech intelligibility scores and duration of use of hearing aids and cochlear implant was evaluated by using of Statistical analysis.

Results: The study indicated that there is more correlation between increasing the duration of implant usage, and increasing speech intelligibility in comparison with increasing duration of hearing aids usage, and increasing speech intelligibility.

Conclusion: Having noticed that, the severe to profound hearing impaired children with cochlear implant in comparison with the most advanced hearing aids available, usually get sounds in better quality and quantity. So it seems that compared with hearing aids, cochlear implant serves more capably at enhancing speech intelligibility of children with hearing impairment

Keywords

Hearing impairment cochlear implant hearing aid speech intelligibility hearing loss

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