Integration of acoustic and electrical hearing

Christopher Turner, Bruce J. Gantz, Lina Reiss

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Abstract

For some individuals with severe high-frequency hearing loss, hearing aids cannot provide a satisfactory improvement in speech recognition. However, these same patients often have too much residual hearing to qualify as candidates for a cochlear implant. Here we describe results with the Iowa/ Nucleus Hybrid cochlear implant, which is designed to preserve the patient's residual low-frequency hearing while at the same time supplementing their high-frequency hearing through electrical stimulation. The advantages of this approach are presented, including improved speech recognition in competing backgrounds as compared with traditional cochlear implants. The results with the Iowa/Nucleus Hybrid device demonstrate the ability of the auditory system to integrate acoustic and electrical stimulation, even under conditions of severe distortions to the normal cochlear place-frequency mapping.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)769-778
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Rehabilitation Research and Development
Volume45
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Cochlear implant
  • Combined acoustic and electrical hearing
  • Frequency selectivity
  • Hearing aid
  • Hearing loss
  • High-frequency hearing loss
  • Rehabilitation
  • Residual hearing
  • Sensorineural hearing loss
  • Speech recognition

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  • Rehabilitation

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Turner, Christopher ; Gantz, Bruce J. ; Reiss, Lina. / Integration of acoustic and electrical hearing. In: Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. 2008 ; Vol. 45, No. 5. pp. 769-778.
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