Asploro Journal of Biomedical and Clinical Case Reports
Article Type: Original Article
Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2020 Jul 31;3(2):166-70
Taguchi CK1*, Santos RVS2, Almeida LCM2, Santos LK2, Silva LMM3, Santos MFS3, Silva AR4, Araujo BCL1, Lima TRCM5, Oliveira AC1
1Department of Audiology and Speech Therapist, Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil
2Audiologist, Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil
3Speech Therapist, Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil
4Department of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences of Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil
5Professional Postgraduate Program, Health Technological Management and Innovation of Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil
Corresponding Author: Carlos Kazuo Taguchi ORCID ID
Address: Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Avenida Marechal Rondon S/n – Vila Rosa Elze – São Cristóvão – SE, CEP: 49700-000, Brazil.
Received date: 16 June 2020; Accepted date: 11 July 2020; Published date: 31 July 2020
Citation: Taguchi CK, Santos RVS, Almeida LCM, Santos LK, Silva LMM, Santos MFS, Silva AR, Araujo BCL, Lima TRCM, Oliveira AC. Aurioral Rehabilitation in Consanguineous Cochlear Implanted Patients: Related Experience. Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2020 Jul 31;3(2):166-70.
Copyright © 2020 Taguchi CK, Santos RVS, Almeida LCM, Santos LK, Silva LMM, Santos MFS, Silva AR, Araujo BCL, Lima TRCM, Oliveira AC. This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Cochlear Implantation, Deafness, Equipment and Supplies, Hearing Loss, Measurement Equipment
Introduction: Hearing loss causes comprehension difficulties, worsens speech perception and discrimination, and decreases the deaf quality of life.
Objective: To describe the results of variations in impedance measurements (IM) and the advances of hearing categories in cochlear implant (IC) patients.
Method: Qualitative, descriptive, and longitudinal study. Three consanguineous patients implanted and treated in speech therapy with aurioral approach. Telemetry of five-step neural responses was recorded, followed by impedance measurements, sound location tests, simplified Glendonald hearing detection procedure (GASP) tests, Ling sound tests, and recognition of vowels and words. All subjective measures classified the state of hearing categories that ranged 1 (no sound recognition and no oral communication) to 5 (sound localization and oral communication established). The follow-up period was 12 months.
Results: There was an overall increase in impedance measurements in all implanted ears. Training in sound localization, auditory memory, auditory closure, background figure, and temporal ordering skills promoted better speech performance. It was noticed that hearing abilities development was adequate because of restored social hearing and communication.
Conclusion: The variation of Impedance Measures was continuous and progressive and was concomitant and proportional to the performance improvement of hearing categories, ranging from condition 1 to 5 which improved oral communication in these cases.