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Outcome of vibrant soundbridge middle ear implant in cantonese-speaking mixed hearing loss adults.

Yu JK, Tsang WS, Wong TK, Tong MC - Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol (2012)

Bottom Line: Patients were asked to wear the device and come back for fine tuning as needed.Outcome measurements were undertaken at 3 and 6 months after device activation.VSB is considered as a safe, effective and reliable auditory rehabilitation option for Cantonese speaking adults with mixed hearing loss.

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Affiliation: Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and Institute of Human Communicative Research, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

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Objectives: To investigate the aided benefits, speech recognition in quiet and in noise, change in hearing and subjective report of satisfaction on mixed hearing loss adults implanted with Vibrant Soundbridge (VSB) middle ear implant.

Methods: Eight Cantonese speaking adult patients with mixed hearing loss were enrolled in a single-subject, repeated measures prospective study design. Audiometric testing, including air and bone conduction and word recognition under sound-field were conducted before surgery. Device activation was arranged 8 weeks after operation. Audiometric testing was taken to evaluate the change in hearing. Patients were asked to wear the device and come back for fine tuning as needed. Outcome measurements were undertaken at 3 and 6 months after device activation. The outcome measures included sound-field thresholds, Cantonese Hearing in Noise Test (CHINT), Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit (APHAB) and International Outcome Inventory for Hearing Aids (IOI-HA).

Results: The application of the VSB improved the aided thresholds and improved speech intelligibility in quiet and noise without significant changes in hearing thresholds.

Conclusion: VSB is considered as a safe, effective and reliable auditory rehabilitation option for Cantonese speaking adults with mixed hearing loss.

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Mean Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit (APHAB) scores and global score in the following subscales: ease of communication (EC), background noise (BN), reverberation (RV), and aversiveness of sound (AV) for unaided, aided with Vibrant Soundbridge (VSB) at 3 months and aided with VSB at 6 months.
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Figure 4: Mean Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit (APHAB) scores and global score in the following subscales: ease of communication (EC), background noise (BN), reverberation (RV), and aversiveness of sound (AV) for unaided, aided with Vibrant Soundbridge (VSB) at 3 months and aided with VSB at 6 months.

Mentions: The average scores on the four domains (EC, BN, RV, and AV) for VSB are given in Fig. 4. The global score for the APHAB with hearing aid and VSB at 3 months and 6 months were 45%, 34%, and 36% respectively. The Wilcoxon signed rank test revealed statistically no significant difference between the results (Fig. 4).


Outcome of vibrant soundbridge middle ear implant in cantonese-speaking mixed hearing loss adults.

Yu JK, Tsang WS, Wong TK, Tong MC - Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol (2012)

Mean Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit (APHAB) scores and global score in the following subscales: ease of communication (EC), background noise (BN), reverberation (RV), and aversiveness of sound (AV) for unaided, aided with Vibrant Soundbridge (VSB) at 3 months and aided with VSB at 6 months.
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Figure 4: Mean Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit (APHAB) scores and global score in the following subscales: ease of communication (EC), background noise (BN), reverberation (RV), and aversiveness of sound (AV) for unaided, aided with Vibrant Soundbridge (VSB) at 3 months and aided with VSB at 6 months.
Mentions: The average scores on the four domains (EC, BN, RV, and AV) for VSB are given in Fig. 4. The global score for the APHAB with hearing aid and VSB at 3 months and 6 months were 45%, 34%, and 36% respectively. The Wilcoxon signed rank test revealed statistically no significant difference between the results (Fig. 4).

Bottom Line: Patients were asked to wear the device and come back for fine tuning as needed.Outcome measurements were undertaken at 3 and 6 months after device activation.VSB is considered as a safe, effective and reliable auditory rehabilitation option for Cantonese speaking adults with mixed hearing loss.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and Institute of Human Communicative Research, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To investigate the aided benefits, speech recognition in quiet and in noise, change in hearing and subjective report of satisfaction on mixed hearing loss adults implanted with Vibrant Soundbridge (VSB) middle ear implant.

Methods: Eight Cantonese speaking adult patients with mixed hearing loss were enrolled in a single-subject, repeated measures prospective study design. Audiometric testing, including air and bone conduction and word recognition under sound-field were conducted before surgery. Device activation was arranged 8 weeks after operation. Audiometric testing was taken to evaluate the change in hearing. Patients were asked to wear the device and come back for fine tuning as needed. Outcome measurements were undertaken at 3 and 6 months after device activation. The outcome measures included sound-field thresholds, Cantonese Hearing in Noise Test (CHINT), Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit (APHAB) and International Outcome Inventory for Hearing Aids (IOI-HA).

Results: The application of the VSB improved the aided thresholds and improved speech intelligibility in quiet and noise without significant changes in hearing thresholds.

Conclusion: VSB is considered as a safe, effective and reliable auditory rehabilitation option for Cantonese speaking adults with mixed hearing loss.

No MeSH data available.


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