Depressive symptoms affect short- and long-term speech recognition outcome in cochlear implant users

Language
en
Document Type
Article
Issue Date
2023-05-24
First published
2021-02-01
Issue Year
2021
Authors
Heinze-Köhler, Katharina
Lehmann, Effi Katharina
Hoppe, Ulrich
Editor
Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Abstract

Abstract

      Purpose
      To investigate the impact of the amount of depressive symptoms in cochlear implant (CI) recipients on the development of speech recognition after CI-activation up to 2 years.
    
    
      Design
      Retrospective data analysis of a German short form of the Beck Depression Inventory given at initial activation of the implant in relation to monosyllabic word recognition score at conversational level at initial activation and at 3 months, 1 and 2-year follow-up measurements.
    
    
      Study sample
      Thirty-one CI-patients (11 female, 20 male) aged between 41 and 83 (M = 64.77, SD = 10.43) who were German native speakers, postlingually deafened, with severe hearing loss in both sides but unilaterally implanted (19 right-sided, 12 left-sided).
    
    
      Results
      The amount of depressive symptoms at initial activation was negatively correlated with the monosyllabic recognition score after 3 months and after 1 year of implant use.
    
    
      Conclusion
      The psychological status in terms of depressive symptoms is an important parameter regarding the rehabilitative outcome of CI-patients. Care staff and CI-users should be sensitized to the link between depressive symptoms and the development of speech recognition with CI.
Journal Title
European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Volume
278
Issue
2
Citation
European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology 278.2 (2021): 33345-351. <https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00405-020-06096-3>