Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2016; 20(03): 254-260
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1559595
Original Research
Thieme Publicações Ltda Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Auditory Speech Perception Tests in Relation to the Coding Strategy in Cochlear Implant

Aline Cristine Bazon
1   Department of Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil
,
Erika Barioni Mantello
1   Department of Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil
,
Alina Sanches Gonçales
1   Department of Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil
,
Myriam de Lima Isaac
1   Department of Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil
,
Miguel Angelo Hyppolito
1   Department of Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil
,
Ana Cláudia Mirândola Barbosa Reis
1   Department of Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil
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Publication History

23 April 2015

02 June 2015

Publication Date:
28 July 2015 (online)

Abstract

Introduction The objective of the evaluation of auditory perception of cochlear implant users is to determine how the acoustic signal is processed, leading to the recognition and understanding of sound.

Objective To investigate the differences in the process of auditory speech perception in individuals with postlingual hearing loss wearing a cochlear implant, using two different speech coding strategies, and to analyze speech perception and handicap perception in relation to the strategy used.

Methods This study is prospective cross-sectional cohort study of a descriptive character. We selected ten cochlear implant users that were characterized by hearing threshold by the application of speech perception tests and of the Hearing Handicap Inventory for Adults.

Results There was no significant difference when comparing the variables subject age, age at acquisition of hearing loss, etiology, time of hearing deprivation, time of cochlear implant use and mean hearing threshold with the cochlear implant with the shift in speech coding strategy. There was no relationship between lack of handicap perception and improvement in speech perception in both speech coding strategies used.

Conclusion There was no significant difference between the strategies evaluated and no relation was observed between them and the variables studied.