Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Sep;9(3):220-5. doi: 10.21053/ceo.2015.01487. Epub 2016 Jun 25.

Prediction of Cochlear Implant Outcomes in Patients With Prelingual Deafness.

Author information

1
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.
2
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Daegu Veterans Hospital, Daegu, Korea.
3
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To evaluate the factors that limit post-cochlear implantation (CI) speech perception in prelingually deaf children.

METHODS:

Patients with CI were divided into two groups according to Category of Auditory Performance (CAP) scores 3 years post-CI: the poor performance group (poor performance group, CAP scores≤4, n=41) and the good performance group (good performance group, CAP scores≥5, n=85). The distribution and contribution of the potential limiting factors related to post-CI speech perception was compared.

RESULTS:

Perinatal problems, inner ear anomalies, narrow bony cochlear nerve canal (BCNC), and intraoperative problems was significantly higher in the poor performance group than the good performance group (P=0.010, P=0.003, P=0.001, and P=0.045, respectively). The mean number of limiting factors was significantly higher in the poor performance group (1.98±1.04) than the good performance group (1.25±1.11, P=0.001). The odds ratios for perinatal problems and narrow bony cochlear nerve canal in the poor performance group in comparison with the good performance group were 4.878 (95% confidence interval, 0.067 to 0.625; P=0.005) and 4.785 (95% confidence interval, 0.045 to 0.972; P=0.046).

CONCLUSION:

This study highlights the comprehensive prediction of speech perception after CI and provides otologic surgeons with useful information for individualized preoperative counseling of CI candidates.

KEYWORDS:

Cochlear Implantation; Language Development; Prognosis; Sensorineural Hearing Loss; Speech Perception

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Korean Society of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center