The effect of tinnitus on hearing-related quality of life outcomes in adult cochlear implant recipients

Show simple item record Opperman, Elmien Le Roux, Talita Masenge, Andries Eikelboom, Robert H. 2021-05-14T11:06:52Z 2021
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVE : To describe the effect of tinnitus distress on the hearing-related quality of life (QoL) outcomes over time in adult cochlear implant (CI) recipients. DESIGN : A retrospective, longitudinal study of adult CI recipients was conducted. Hearing-related QoL and tinnitus distress were assessed using the Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit (APHAB) and the Tinnitus Reaction Questionnaire (TRQ) preoperatively and at 6-months, 12-months and >24-month postoperatively. The association between tinnitus distress and hearing-related QoL outcomes over time was investigated. Furthermore, 13 potential predictive factors were identified from the retrospective dataset. Multiple regression analyses were performed to identify variables that influence hearing-related QoL outcomes over time. STUDY SAMPLE : The study sample included 210 adult (≥18 years) CI recipients implanted between 2001 and 2017. RESULTS : Lower tinnitus distress and younger age at implantation were significant predictors of better hearing-related QoL in adult CI recipients. A significant reduction in tinnitus distress up to two years post-implantation was found, as well as greater tinnitus distress correlating with poorer hearing-related QoL outcomes. CONCLUSION : Tinnitus distress negatively affects the hearing-related QoL outcomes of adult CI recipients. Tinnitus distress and age at implantation were found to be significant predictors of hearing-related QoL when controlling for other predictive factors. en_ZA
dc.description.department Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology en_ZA
dc.description.department Statistics en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2021-10-24
dc.description.librarian hj2021 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Elmien Opperman, Talita le Roux, Andries Masenge & Robert H. Eikelboom (2021) The effect of tinnitus on hearing-related quality of life outcomes in adult cochlear implant recipients, International Journal of Audiology, 60:4, 246-254, DOI:10.1080/14992027.2020.1828633. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1499-2027 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1708-8186 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/14992027.2020.1828633
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_ZA
dc.rights © 2020 British Society of Audiology, International Society of Audiology, and Nordic Audiological Society. This is an electronic version of an article published in International Journal of Audiology, vol. 60, no. 4, pp. 246-254, 2021. doi : 10.1080/14992027.2020.1828633. International Journal of Audiology is available online at : en_ZA
dc.subject Adult cochlear implantation en_ZA
dc.subject Cochlear implant en_ZA
dc.subject Quality of life (QoL) en_ZA
dc.subject Tinnitus en_ZA
dc.subject Tinnitus distress en_ZA
dc.title The effect of tinnitus on hearing-related quality of life outcomes in adult cochlear implant recipients en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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