Title

Analysis of Common Speech Perception Errors Prior to Cochlear Implant MAPing and Successful, Remedial Programming Changes

Publication Year

2011

Keywords

Common speech perception, Cochlear implants, communicative disorder

Disciplines

Communication Sciences and Disorders | Life Sciences | Speech and Hearing Science

Abstract

Over the past decade, the number of cochlear implants (CIs) has increased significantly in both adults and children. Especially for patients with pre-lingual hearing loss, CIs have become a powerful tool to allow deaf children to obtain speech perception sufficient for the development of intelligible articulation and age appropriate oral receptive and expressive language. After implantation, subsequent MAPings are needed to ensure continuous speech and language success with the CI and to improve speech perception. Currently, no programming protocols exist to standardize MAPing procedures for both initial stimulations of CIs and subsequent programming aimed at the improvement of speech perception. Furthermore, a dearth of research exists regarding MAPing procedures which would improve speech perception and remediate associated articulation errors.

Department 1 Awarding Honors Status

Communicative Disorders

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