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ERIC Number: EJ1139400
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1092-4388
Measuring Sound-Processor Threshold Levels for Pediatric Cochlear Implant Recipients Using Conditioned Play Audiometry via Telepractice
Goehring, Jenny L.; Hughes, Michelle L.
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, v60 n3 p732-740 Mar 2017
Purpose: This study evaluated the use of telepractice for measuring cochlear implant (CI) behavioral threshold (T) levels in children using conditioned play audiometry (CPA). The goals were to determine whether (a) T levels measured via telepractice were not significantly different from those obtained in person, (b) response probability differed between remote and in-person conditions, and (c) the remote visit required more time than the in-person condition. Method: An ABBA design (A, in-person; B, remote) was split across 2 visits. Nineteen children aged 2.6-7.1 years participated. T levels were measured using CPA for 3 electrodes per session. A "hit" rate was calculated to determine whether the likelihood of obtaining responses differed between conditions. Test time was compared across conditions. A questionnaire was administered to assess parent/caregiver attitudes about telepractice. Results: Results indicated no significant difference in T levels between conditions. Hit rates were not significantly different between in-person and remote conditions (98% vs. 97%, respectively). Test time was similar between conditions. Questionnaire results revealed that 100% of caregivers would use telepractice for CI appointments either some or all of the time. Conclusion: Telepractice is a viable option for routine pediatric programming appointments for children using CPA to set behavioral thresholds.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: R01DC013281; P30DC04662