Factors affecting the variation of maximum speech intelligibility in patients with sensorineural hearing loss other than apparent retrocochlear lesions

Izumi Yahata, Tetsuaki Kawase, Hiromitsu Miyazaki, Yusuke Takata, Daisuke Yamauchi, Kazuhiro Nomura, Yukio Katori

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Objectives. To examine the relationship between speech intelligibilities among the similar level of hearing loss and threshold elevation of the auditory brainstem response (ABR). Methods. The relationship between maximum speech intelligibilities among similar levels of hearing loss and relative threshold elevation of the click-evoked ABR (ABR threshold – pure tone average at 2,000 and 4,000 Hz) was retrospectively reviewed in patients with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) other than apparent retrocochlear lesions as auditory neuropathy, vestibular schwannoma and the other brain lesions. Results. Comparison of the speech intelligibilities in subjects with similar levels of hearing loss found that the variation in maximum speech intelligibility was significantly correlated with the threshold elevation of the ABR. Conclusion. The present results appear to support the idea that variation in maximum speech intelligibility in patients with similar levels of SNHL may be related to the different degree of dysfunctions of the inner hair cells and/or cochlear nerves in addition to those of outer hair cells.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)189-193
ページ数5
ジャーナルClinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
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DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2015 9月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 外科
  • 耳鼻咽喉科学

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