Speech Perception for Children With Cochlear Implants

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Mayo Clinic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01059838
First received: January 28, 2010
Last updated: July 15, 2011
Last verified: July 2011
  Purpose

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.


Condition Intervention
Hearing Loss
Behavioral: sentence recognition

Study Type: Interventional
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

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Further study details as provided by Mayo Clinic:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • 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 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: October 2009
Study Completion Date: October 2010
Primary Completion Date: October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: single subject Behavioral: sentence recognition
testing the ability for sentence recognition in quiet and in noise.

Detailed Description:

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.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   4 Years to 17 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria: Children with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss who have 1) one or two Nucleus 24 series cochlear implants, 2) at least 1 year experience with their cochlear implant, and, 3) the ability to score > 50% correct for HINT sentences in quiet.

Exclusion Criteria: 1) Patients under 4 years of age or over 17 years of age, 2) patients who have had at least 1 year experience with their cochlear implant and, 3) patients who score > 50% for HINT sentence recognition in quiet

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01059838

Sponsors and Collaborators
Mayo Clinic
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Cynthia A Hargenrader, PhD Mayo Clinic
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Cynthia Hogan, PhD, Mayo Clinic
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01059838     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09-005368
Study First Received: January 28, 2010
Last Updated: July 15, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Mayo Clinic:
pediatrics
cochlear implant

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Deafness
Hearing Loss
Ear Diseases
Hearing Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Sensation Disorders
Signs and Symptoms

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