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Speech understanding in noise remains the greatest challenge for people using cochlear implants, particularly when the speech of interest comes from the side of the head opposite to the implant. Recent findings in hearing technology allow for people to either use a hearing aid or a Contralateral Routing of Signal (CROS) device on the non-implanted ear. Differences in speech understanding may result depending on the device chosen by a person, and these differences may be measureable through speech discrimination measurement methods.
This study intends to determine whether or not a CROS device improves speech perception in noise when the source of the speech of interest originates from the side of the head opposite to the implant.
Hearing Loss, Sensorineural
CROS, Hearing Aid, Cochlear Implant Alone
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Enrolling by invitation
University of Colorado, Denver
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-03-14T04:29:18-0400
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Hearing loss due to damage or impairment of both the conductive elements (HEARING LOSS, CONDUCTIVE) and the sensorineural elements (HEARING LOSS, SENSORINEURAL) of the ear.
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Gradual bilateral hearing loss associated with aging that is due to progressive degeneration of cochlear structures and central auditory pathways. Hearing loss usually begins with the high frequencies then progresses to sounds of middle and low frequencies.
Sensorineural hearing loss which develops suddenly over a period of hours or a few days. It varies in severity from mild to total deafness. Sudden deafness can be due to head trauma, vascular diseases, infections, or can appear without obvious cause or warning.
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