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dc.contributor.authorGomersall, Philip A
dc.contributor.authorBaguley, David M
dc.contributor.authorCarlyon, Robert P
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-08T06:31:29Z
dc.date.available2018-09-08T06:31:29Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn0196-0202
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/279820
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: The primary aim was to identify the proportion of individuals within the adult cochlear implant population who are aware of tinnitus and those who report a negative impact from this perception, using a bespoke questionnaire designed to limit bias. A secondary aim was to use qualitative analysis of open-text responses to identify themes linked to tinnitus perception in this population. DESIGN: A cross-sectional questionnaire study of a large clinical population who received an implant from Cambridge University Hospitals, United Kingdom. RESULTS: Seventy-five percent of respondents reported tinnitus awareness. When impact scores for six areas of difficulty were ranked, 13% of individuals ranked tinnitus their primary concern and nearly a third ranked tinnitus in the top two positions. Tinnitus impact was not found to reduce with duration since implantation. The most common open-text responses were linked to a general improvement postimplantation and acute tinnitus alleviation specific to times when the device was in use. CONCLUSIONS: Tinnitus is a problem for a significant proportion of individuals with a cochlear implant. Clinicians, scientists, and cochlear implant manufacturers should be aware that management of tinnitus may be a greater priority for an implantee than difficulties linked to speech perception. Where a positive effect of implantation was reported, there was greater evidence for masking of tinnitus via the implant rather than reversal of maladaptive plasticity.
dc.format.mediumPrint
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherOvid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health)
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectDeafness
dc.subjectTinnitus
dc.subjectCochlear Implantation
dc.subjectCross-Sectional Studies
dc.subjectCochlear Implants
dc.subjectAdult
dc.subjectAged
dc.subjectMiddle Aged
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectVisual Analog Scale
dc.subjectSurveys and Questionnaires
dc.subjectUnited Kingdom
dc.titleA Cross-Sectional Questionnaire Study of Tinnitus Awareness and Impact in a Population of Adult Cochlear Implant Users.
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage142
prism.issueIdentifier1
prism.publicationDate2019
prism.publicationNameEar Hear
prism.startingPage135
prism.volume40
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.27190
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-04-13
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1097/AUD.0000000000000601
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-01
dc.contributor.orcidCarlyon, Bob [0000-0002-6166-501X]
dc.identifier.eissn1538-4667
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
pubs.funder-project-idMRC (unknown)
pubs.funder-project-idMedical Research Council (MC_UU_00005/3)
cam.issuedOnline2018-06-21


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