The use of intra-operative electrical auditory brainstem responses to predict the speech perception outcome after cochlear implantation

William P R Gibson, Halit Sanli, Colleen Psarros

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Abstract

Electrically evoked auditory brainstem responses (EABR) were obtained intra-operatively from children receiving full insertion of Cochlear CI24 implant. The EABR waveform was quantified according to the presence or absence of waves (eII-eV). Each trace was scored from 0-3 providing a maximum score for all 22 electrodes of 66 in the monopolar mode. Speech perception scores were measured after one year in 245 children and after two years of cochlear implant use in 148 children. Significant differences in the EABR waveforms were found between those recipients who achieved scores of 4 or greater on the Melbourne scale and those recipients who only had a modest outcome. After two years, the outcome showed even greater differences. The group of 103 children who had outcomes of 4 or greater at one year improved from a mean score of 4.7 to 5.7. The group of 45 children who had outcomes of 3 or less at one year only improved from a mean score of 2.9 to 3.15. In this latter group, only four children showed any significant improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-57
Number of pages5
JournalCochlear implants international
Volume10
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Brainstem auditory function
  • Electrical potentials
  • Intra-operative recordings
  • Speech discrimination

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