In today’s busy clinical environment, clinicians who value research-based practice often struggle to keep up with current literature. Our monthly Journal Club feature includes rotating guest authors who present current journal article summaries that provide clinical insights for a range of practice and patient demographics.
Here are three Journal Club articles to bookmark:
- Speech Recognition as a Function of the Number of Channels in Perimodiolar Electrode Recipients
Based on a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study, Speech Recognition as a Function of the Number of Channels in Perimodiolar Electrode Recipients, increasing the number of electrodes resulted in improved performance and sound quality. Findings were statistically significant in demonstrating that the subjects with the electrodes closest to the modiolus had the best performance.
2. Pediatric Cochlear Implant Wear Time and Early Language Development
This Journal Club edition explores a study by the team at the University of North Carolina published in September 2019, Pediatric Cochlear Implant Wear Time and Early Language Development. The results of this study support the importance of consistent device use for language development in children and highlight device datalogging as a critical tool in measuring progress. The findings may also encourage professionals to consider how they counsel parents of young children who are using cochlear implants.
3. Musical training improves the ability to understand speech-in-noise in older adults
Based on a Neurobiology of Aging study out of Canada, Musical Training Improves the Ability to Understand Speech-in-Noise in Older Adults, music-based auditory rehabilitation is likely to be successful in older adults in improving their hearing abilities.