Validation of remote mapping of cochlear implants

Show simple item record Eikelboom, Robert H. Jayakody, Dona M.P. Swanepoel, De Wet Chang, Samuel Atlas, Marcus D. 2014-06-19T12:54:28Z 2014-06-19T12:54:28Z 2014-06
dc.description.abstract Recipients of cochlear implants need to attend regular mapping sessions to adjust their speech processors.We developed a PC-based system for remote mapping, which employed voice, video and text communication. Eleven implant recipients had their implant electrodes programmed (mapped) both by conventional methods and remotely. Speech tests, conducted by a family member or research assistant, were used to test the outcome of the programming during the remote consultation. The recipient and audiologist were surveyed regarding aspects of the teleconsultation. There were no significant differences between conventionally and remotely programmed electrode settings. The speech test results were perfect in most cases. The average time to complete the conventional mapping session was 37 min and the average time for the remote mapping session was 42 min (P_0.034). Recipients and the audiologist reported favourably on most aspects of the consultations. Lack of synchronisation between voice and video was the most common problem, which disrupted communication. The assistant was important to overcome this problem. All but one participant indicated they would be willing to use tele-mapping in the future. Remote programming of cochlear implants can be conducted reliably with relatively simple equipment, potentially in the homes of remotely located patients assisted by a family member. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2014 en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Med-el and ESIA’s Gift of Hearing en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Eikelboom, RH, Jayakody, DMP, Swanepoel, D, Chang, S & Atlas, MD 2013, 'Validation of remote mapping of cochlear implants', Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 171-177. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1357-633X (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1758-11-09 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1177/1357633X14529234
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sage en_US
dc.rights © The Author(s) 2014 en_US
dc.subject Cochlear implants en_US
dc.subject Speech processors en_US
dc.subject Conventional methods en_US
dc.subject Remote mapping en_US
dc.subject Tele-mapping system en_US
dc.title Validation of remote mapping of cochlear implants en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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