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October 1988

Open-Set Word Recognition With the 3M/Vienna Single-Channel Cochlear Implant

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery and Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1988;114(10):1123-1126. doi:10.1001/archotol.1988.01860220057023

• The author visited Innsbruck (Austria) to evaluate the performance of nine of the better patients implanted in Europe with the 3M/Vienna single-channel cochlear implant. Word- and sentence-level speech recognition tests recorded in German by two speakers from Austria were presented. Performance varied from 15% to 86% correct word recognition on the sentence material, 11% to 57% correct word recognition with word lists, and 21% and 66% correct phoneme recognition on the word tests. These results confirm earlier studies indicating that high levels of open-set word recognition without visual cues can be obtained with the 3M/Vienna single-channel cochlear implant.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1988;114:1123-1126)

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