Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/3496
Title: Hearing Handicap Ratings Among Different Profiles of Adult Cochlear Implant Users
Contributor(s): Noble, William Glass  (author); Tyler, Richard (author); Dunn, Camille (author); Bhullar, Navjot  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2008
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/3496
Abstract: Objective: The aim was to compare outcomes in the domain of self-reported hearing handicap across groups of patients fit with one versus two cochlear implants (CI, CI + CI), or with an implant and a hearing aid (HA) in the nonimplanted ear (CI + HA). Design: The design was retrospective, and a preliminary step was to factor analyze the two measures used, namely, the Hearing Handicap Inventory for the Elderly (HHIE) and the Hearing Handicap Questionnaire (HHQ). Longer versus shorter-term experience with a single implant profile was compared, and further analysis confined to patients fit for less than 100 mo across the three profiles. Pre- versus postimplant self-report and performance (speech test, localization) data were also compared. Results: Three factors were identified in the HHIE, labeled Emotional Distress (HHIE), Difficulty in Hearing, and Social Restriction (HHIE). Highest handicap score for Emotional Distress (HHIE) was observed in the CI + HA group. There were significantly lower scores for Difficulty in Hearing in the CI + CI group than in the CI (p = 0.02) or CI + HA (p = 0.001) groups. On the Social Restriction (HHIE) subscale, the CI + CI group reported significantly lower rating than the CI (p = 0.009) or CI + HA (p = 0.006) groups. Two factors were identified in the HHQ, labeled Emotional Distress (HHQ) and Social Restriction (HHQ). Significantly higher Emotional Distress (HHQ) score was observed in the CI + HA group than in the CI + CI group (p = 0.002); significantly lower Social Restriction (HHQ) score was found in the CI + CI group than in the CI (p = 0.02) or CI + HA (p < 0.001) groups. Pre-post speech test performance showed least contrast in the CI + HA group. Conclusions: Outcomes demonstrate an evident reduction from single or bilateral implantation in the area of emotional distress and a further advantage from bilateral implantation in the areas of hearing difficulty and social restriction.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Ear and Hearing, 29(1), p. 112-120
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Place of Publication: Philadelphia, PA, USA
ISSN: 1538-4667
0196-0202
Field of Research (FOR): 090304 Medical Devices
110315 Otorhinolaryngology
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 861799 Communication Equipment not elsewhere classified
920107 Hearing, Vision, Speech and Their Disorders
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
Other Links: http://journals.lww.com/ear-hearing/Fulltext/2008/01000/Hearing_Handicap_Ratings_Among_Different_Profiles.11.aspx
Statistics to Oct 2018: Visitors: 198
Views: 210
Downloads: 0
Appears in Collections:Journal Article
School of Psychology

Files in This Item:
2 files
File Description SizeFormat 
Show full item record

Page view(s)

124
checked on Mar 4, 2019
Google Media

Google ScholarTM

Check


Items in Research UNE are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.