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.
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
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Feb 1, 2016|
|Online Publication Date||Apr 21, 2016|
|Deposit Date||Dec 9, 2016|
|Publicly Available Date||Dec 9, 2016|
|Journal||Cochlear Implants International|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Cochlear implant candidacy, AB words, BKB sentences|
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|Additional Information||Copyright 2016 Informa UK Limited|
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