Auditory Evoked Potentials and Cochlear Implants: Research Findings and Clinical Applications in Children Auditory evoked potentials can be used to objectively assess hearing sensitivity, central auditory processing, and neural encoding of speech sounds up to the level of the auditory cortex. Evoked potentials have been of interest to clinicians and researchers in the cochlear implant field for a long time because of their ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2009
Auditory Evoked Potentials and Cochlear Implants: Research Findings and Clinical Applications in Children
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Suzanne C Purdy
    Speech Science, Department of Psychology, University of AucklandAuckland, New Zealand
  • Kirsty Gardner-Berry
    National Acoustic LaboratoriesSydney, Australia
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Article   |   March 01, 2009
Auditory Evoked Potentials and Cochlear Implants: Research Findings and Clinical Applications in Children
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, March 2009, Vol. 19, 14-21. doi:10.1044/hhdc19.1.14
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, March 2009, Vol. 19, 14-21. doi:10.1044/hhdc19.1.14
Abstract

Auditory evoked potentials can be used to objectively assess hearing sensitivity, central auditory processing, and neural encoding of speech sounds up to the level of the auditory cortex. Evoked potentials have been of interest to clinicians and researchers in the cochlear implant field for a long time because of their potential for objectively predicting cochlear implant outcomes, as well as improving candidacy determination, and implant programming. Neural response telemetry and intra-operative electrical auditory brainstem recording have been routinely performed by implant programs for many years. Recently, there has been great interest in potential clinical applications of cortical auditory evoked potentials in the implant field. Research and clinical applications are reviewed and case studies are presented that illustrate clinical applications of cortical evoked potentials in children before and after implantation.

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