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Sound Localization in Unilateral Deafness With the Baha or TransEar Device

Sound Localization in Unilateral Deafness With the Baha or TransEar Device ORIGINAL ARTICLE Sound Localization in Unilateral Deafness With the Baha or TransEar Device Robert A. Battista, MD; Krystine Mullins, AuD; R. Mark Wiet, MD; Andrew Sabin, PhD; Joyce Kim, MS; Vasilike Rauch, AuD Objective: To evaluate the sound localization capabili- ren. Randomized trials of 4 presentations per speaker were ties of patients with unilateral, profound sensorineural given for each hearing condition. hearing loss who had been treated with either a bone- Main Outcome Measures: Sound localization was as- anchored hearing device (Baha BP100) or a TransEar sessed by the accuracy in response and the generalized 380-HF bone-conduction hearing device. laterality of response. Study Design: Nonrandomized, prospective study. Results: The mean accuracy of speaker localization was 24% and 26% for the aided condition using the BP100 and Setting: Tertiary referral private practice. TransEar devices, respectively. The mean accuracy of lat- erality judgment was 59% and 69% for the aided condi- Patients: Patients with unilateral, profound sensori- tion using the BP100 and TransEar devices, respectively. neural hearing loss treated with a BP100 (n=10) or a These results were only slightly better than chance. There TransEar (n=10) device. Patients wore the hearing de- was no statistical difference in localization accuracy or lat- http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery American Medical Association

Sound Localization in Unilateral Deafness With the Baha or TransEar Device

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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2168-6181
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2168-619X
DOI
10.1001/jamaoto.2013.1101
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23329093
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Abstract

ORIGINAL ARTICLE Sound Localization in Unilateral Deafness With the Baha or TransEar Device Robert A. Battista, MD; Krystine Mullins, AuD; R. Mark Wiet, MD; Andrew Sabin, PhD; Joyce Kim, MS; Vasilike Rauch, AuD Objective: To evaluate the sound localization capabili- ren. Randomized trials of 4 presentations per speaker were ties of patients with unilateral, profound sensorineural given for each hearing condition. hearing loss who had been treated with either a bone- Main Outcome Measures: Sound localization was as- anchored hearing device (Baha BP100) or a TransEar sessed by the accuracy in response and the generalized 380-HF bone-conduction hearing device. laterality of response. Study Design: Nonrandomized, prospective study. Results: The mean accuracy of speaker localization was 24% and 26% for the aided condition using the BP100 and Setting: Tertiary referral private practice. TransEar devices, respectively. The mean accuracy of lat- erality judgment was 59% and 69% for the aided condi- Patients: Patients with unilateral, profound sensori- tion using the BP100 and TransEar devices, respectively. neural hearing loss treated with a BP100 (n=10) or a These results were only slightly better than chance. There TransEar (n=10) device. Patients wore the hearing de- was no statistical difference in localization accuracy or lat-

Journal

JAMA Otolaryngology - Head & Neck SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 2013

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