Deborah A. Vickers
Preliminary assessment of the feasibility of using AB words to assess candidacy in adults
Vickers, Deborah A.; Riley, Alison; Ricaud, Rebecca; Verschuur, Carl; Cooper, Stacey; Nunn, Terry; Webb, Kath; Muff, Joanne; Harris, Frances; Chung, Mark; Humphries, Jane; Langshaw, Alison; Poynter-Smith, Emma; Totten, Catherine; Tapper, Lynne; Ridgwell, Jillian; Mawman, Deborah; de Estibariz, Unai Martinez; O'Driscoll, Martin; George, Nicola; Pinto, Francesca; Hall, Anne; Llewellyn, Carol; Miah, Razun; Al-Malky, Ghada; Kitterick, Pádraig T.
Unai Martinez de Estibariz
DR PADRAIG KITTERICK Padraig.Kitterick@nottingham.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Hearing Sciences Translational Hearing Research
Background: Adult cochlear implant (CI) candidacy is assessed in part by the use of speech perception measures. In the United Kingdom the current cut-off point to fall within the CI candidacy range is a score of less than 50% on the BKB sentences presented in quiet (presented at 70 dBSPL).
Goal: The specific goal of this article was to review the benefit of adding the AB word test to the assessment test battery for candidacy.
Results: The AB word test scores showed good sensitivity and specificity when calculated based on both word and phoneme scores. The word score equivalent for 50% correct on the BKB sentences was 18.5% and it was 34.5% when the phoneme score was calculated; these scores are in line with those used in centres in Wales (15% AB word score).
Conclusion: The goal of the British Cochlear Implant Group (BCIG) service evaluation was to determine if the pre-implant assessment measures are appropriate and set at the correct level for determining candidacy, the future analyses will determine whether the speech perception cut-off point for candidacy should be adjusted and whether other more challenging measures should be used in the candidacy evaluation.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Journal||Cochlear Implants International|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Vickers, D. A., Riley, A., Ricaud, R., Verschuur, C., Cooper, S., Nunn, T., …Kitterick, P. T. (in press). Preliminary assessment of the feasibility of using AB words to assess candidacy in adults. Cochlear Implants International, 17(sup 1), https://doi.org/10.1080/14670100.2016.1161143|
|Keywords||Cochlear implant candidacy, AB words, BKB sentences|
|Copyright Statement||Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf|
|Additional Information||Copyright 2016 Informa UK Limited|
Cochlear Post-review manuscript for archiving.pdf
Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf