Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Application of modified auditory profile in observation of hearing rehabilitation effects among adult partially deaf patients with cochlear implant system

Year: 2013, volume 9 Issue: №4 Pages: 707-713
Heading: Otolaryngology Article type: Original article
Authors: Pankovska A., Solnitsa J., Skarzhynski Kh., Skarzynski P. Kh.
Organization: Warsaw Medical University, Warsaw Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, Kajetany World Hearing Center, Kajetany Institute of Sense Organs
Summary:

Aim: to obtain results in order to organize an individual profile of patient's hearing skills, which is a graphic illustration of obtained results that are used to monitor and provide appropriate assessment of the rehabilitation process using the modified set of hearing abilities tests. Material and methods. Material includes 24 adult patients (19 female and 5 male) with partial deafness. All of them use cochlear implants. 6 patients have been using the Cl for no more than 6 months. 12 subjects have been using the Cl for more than 6 months, 3 of them have been using the Cl for more than a year and 3 people have been using the Cl for more than 24 months. Results. Research was based on 18 tasks. In the 8 of them 24 patients obtained the result of 100% identification just one month after the first speech processor fitting. However significant changes were observed in the remaining 10 tasks. 3 complete profiles of the patients hearing skills were created. Conclusions. Results obtained by the patients confirm that the set of supervision materials designed to control the effects of rehabilitation and proposed as pilot study is valuable and can be used in diagnostics. Formula developed on the basis of auditory skill profile of the patient provides clear information on patient's progress (both to a patient and a therapist). It helps determine exercises for the next stages of rehabilitation.

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