JARO (2018) DOI: 10.1007/s10162-018-0678-4 D 2018 Association for Research in Otolaryngology JARO Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology Research Article Psychophysical Tuning Curves as a Correlate of Electrode Position in Cochlear Implant Listeners 1 1 LINDSAY DEVRIES AND JULIE G. ARENBERG Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Washington, 4131 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98106, USA Received: 27 November 2017; Accepted: 23 May 2018 ABSTRACT These results suggest PTCs may be used as a site-specific measure of channel interaction that correlates with Speech understanding abilities vary widely among electrode position in some CI listeners. cochlear implant (CI) listeners. A potential source of this variability is the electrode-neuron interface (ENI), Keywords: psychophysical tuning curves, cochlear which includes peripheral factors such as electrode implants, electrode position, imaging, psychophysics position and integrity of remaining spiral ganglion neurons. Suboptimal positioning of the electrode array has been associated with poorer speech out- comes; however, postoperative computerized tomog- INTRODUCTION raphy (CT) scans are often not available to clinicians. CT-estimated electrode-to-modiolus distance (dis- Cochlear implants (CIs) are neural prostheses that tance from the inner wall of the cochlea) has been provide auditory input to people with severe-to- shown to account for some
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Published: Jun 4, 2018
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