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Auditory Factors Driving Cochlear Implant Outcomes in Adults & Children: Channel Independence & Spectrotemporal Processing (WEB19850)

Presenter(s): René Gifford, PhD, CCC-A; Lauren Calandruccio, PhD, CCC-A
Course Description

Recent studies from the presenters’ laboratory demonstrate a relationship between electrode-to-modiolus distance and channel independence. Specifically, children and adults who use cochlear implants (CIs) (precurved electrodes) demonstrate performance gains up to 12 and 16 channels. The presenters’ working theory is that greater channel independence affords better spectrotemporal resolution. This presentation describes the relationship between spectrotemporal processing and CI outcomes for adult and pediatric CI users.

This course was presented and recorded at the 2019 ASHA Convention. This session was developed by, and presenters invited by, Hearing, Tinnitus, and Vestibular Science.

Learning Objectives
You will be able to:

  • describe the impact of electrode-to-modiolus distance on auditory measures of channel independence
  • state the relationship between spectral resolution and speech recognition for children and adults who received cochlear implants
  • state the relationship between temporal resolution and speech recognition for children and adults who received cochlear implants

What is Included?

You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, handouts, and references so you can access it from anywhere!

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

Related Courses

View other audiology sessions presented and recorded at the 2019 ASHA Convention, available through the ASHA Learning Pass subscription or as an a la carte purchase.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 0.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.05
Item #(s): WEB19850
Available Through: November 22, 2024