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Speech Perception for Cochlear Implants

PURPOSE: This study is investigating ways to test speech perception via telepractice. Telepractice uses the internet and videoconferencing to provide access to clinical care when the cochlear implant recipient and clinician are in separate locations. The tests and procedures in this study are similar to those performed at regular clinical cochlear implant visits. Outcomes from this study will help us understand how people hear speech when listening in regular rooms that have background noise and reverberation.
PARTICIPANTS: Male or female cochlear implant users age 11 years or older, proficient in spoken English, have at least six months' cochlear implant use.

Telepractice for Cochlear Implants: Aural Rehabilitation

PURPOSE: To investigate ways to use distance technology (telepractice) to improve access to clinical cochlear implant services. Telepractice uses the internet and videoconferencing to provide access to clinical care when the cochlear implant recipient and clinician are in separate locations. This study is investigating the use of telepractice for providing aural rehabilitation (listening therapy) for adults with cochlear implants. 
PARTICIPANTS: Male or female cochlear implant users age 19 years or older who lost hearing after acquiring spoken language, no additional disabilities that affect communication, native English speaker.

Hearing Questionnaire for Cochlear Implants

PURPOSE: To learn more about how hearing loss affects daily life for adults with cochlear implants. We will use the results from this project to make a set of average scores for a questionnaire that was previously designed for people who use hearing aids.
PARTICIPANTS: Male or female cochlear implant users age 19 years or older who lost hearing after acquiring spoken language, no additional disabilities that affect communication, native English speaker.

Cognitive Screening for Adults with Normal Hearing

PURPOSE: To learn more about how adults with cochlear implants perform on a cognitive screening test, compared to adults with normal hearing. Cognitive screening tests measure thinking and memory skills. People with cochlear implants might score lower on this test than people without hearing loss because of the way the test is designed.
PARTICIPANTS: Males and females ages 19 and older who have normal hearing and are native speakers of American English. Especially in need of adults over age 55.

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