A1 Journal article – refereed

Comparing the Speech Perception of Cochlear Implant Users with Three Different Finnish Speech Intelligibility Tests in Noise

List of Authors: Willberg Tytti, Iivonen Ville, Linder Pia, Dietz Aarno

Publisher: MDPI

Place: Basel

Publication year: 2021

Journal: Journal of Clinical Medicine

Volume number: 10

Issue number: 16

eISSN: 2077-0383

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jcm10163666

URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10163666


Background: A large number of different speech-in-noise (SIN) tests are available for testing cochlear implant (CI) recipients, but few studies have compared the different tests in the same patient population to assess how well their results correlate. Methods: A clinically representative group of 80 CI users conducted the Finnish versions of the matrix sentence test, the simplified matrix sentence test, and the digit triplet test. The results were analyzed for correlations between the different tests and for differences among the participants, including age and device modality. Results: Strong and statistically significant correlations were observed between all of the tests. No floor or ceiling effects were observed with any of the tests when using the adaptive test procedure. Age or the length of device use showed no correlation to SIN perception, but bilateral CI users showed slightly better results in comparison to unilateral or bimodal users. Conclusions: Three SIN tests that differ in length and complexity of the test material provided comparable results in a diverse CI user group

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