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Effects of minimum stimulation settings for the Med El Tempo+ speech processor on speech understanding.

Authors
  • Spahr, Anthony J1
  • Dorman, Michael F
  • 1 Arizona State University, Department of Speech and Hearing Science, Tempe, Arizona 85287-0102, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ear and Hearing
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
August 2005
Volume
26
Issue
4 Suppl
Identifiers
PMID: 16082262
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Our results demonstrate that there are no grievous consequences, in terms of speech understanding, for setting minimum stimulation levels below behavioral thresholds. The time savings from setting thresholds to 10% of MCL or 0 muA may be especially useful during the initial device fitting.

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