Speech Perception for Children With Cochlear Implants
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||Speech Perception in Noise for Children With Cochlear Implants|
- The Objective is to examine speech perception performance in the presence of restaurant noise for pediatric cochlear implant recipients in two listening conditions: ADRO alone & ASC + ADRO. [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
|Study Start Date:||October 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
|Experimental: single subject||
Behavioral: sentence recognition
testing the ability for sentence recognition in quiet and in noise.
The purpose of this study is to determine whether speech recognition in noise can be improved by the addition of a special listening program to the sound processor. Thus we propose to assess speech perception in noise for pediatric cochlear implant patients using both their everyday listening program as well an ASC program.
You will be asked to listen to sentences in quiet and in noise and repeat the sentences. You will be seated in a comfortable chair inside the sound booth with 8 loudspeakers placed in a circular pattern around your head. We will test your sentence recognition abilities in your listening program as well as in the new listening program. The sentences and noise will be presented through loudspeakers at levels typically encountered in everyday communication environments. Your participation would involve approximately 20 minutes of testing plus 10 minutes to add the new listening program to their processor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01059838
|Principal Investigator:||Cynthia A Hargenrader, PhD||Mayo Clinic|