clinical outcome; cochlear implant; cognitive skills; speech perception; working memory
Despite being considered one of the most successful neural prostheses, cochlear implants (CIs) provide recipients with a wide range of speech perception performance. While some CI users can understand speech in the absence of visual cues, other recipients exhibit more limited speech perception. Cognitive skills have been documented as a contributor to complex auditory processing, such as language understanding; however, there are no normative data for existing standardized clinical tests assessing cognitive abilities in CI users. Here, we assess the impact of modality of presentation (i.e., auditory-visual versus visual) for the administration of working memory tests in high-performing CI users in addition to measuring processing speed, cognitive efficiency and intelligence quotient (IQ). Second, we relate performance on these cognitive measures to clinical CI speech perception outcomes.
Neurosciences (Brain & Spine)
Hillyer, Jake; Elkins, Elizabeth; Hazlewood, Chantel; Watson, Stacey D; Arenberg, Julie G; and Parbery-Clark, Alexandra, "Assessing Cognitive Abilities in High-Performing Cochlear Implant Users." (2018). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 1187.