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Understanding Rehabilitation Needs of Adults with Cochlear Implants

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1.  Which of the following generally seems to contribute to BETTER adult cochlear implant speech recognition outcomes?
  1. Shorter duration of profound hearing loss before implantation
  2. Older age
  3. Lower socioeconomic status
  4. Worse hearing before implantation
2.  Which of the following skills does NOT relate to variability in adult cochlear implant speech recognition outcomes?
  1. Frequency resolution with the implant
  2. Ability to use sentence context
  3. Working memory
  4. Drawing ability
3.  Which of the following cognitive skills directly helps you remember and manipulate a string of digits in your mind?
  1. Inhibitory control
  2. Nonverbal reasoning
  3. Working memory
  4. Phonological sensitivity
4.  Which of the following domains is typically the focus of current clinical assessments of adult cochlear implant outcomes?
  1. Listening effort
  2. Speech recognition
  3. Self-efficacy
  4. Quality of life
5.  In the CIQOL questionnaire of CI-related quality of life, which of the following domains was NOT rated to be important to focus groups of adult CI users?
  1. Communication
  2. Speech recognition scores in the clinic
  3. Social
  4. Entertainment
6.  Which of the following functions is NOT a focus of comprehensive auditory rehabilitation?
  1. Self-efficacy
  2. Motivation
  3. Communication confidence
  4. Restoration of cochlear hair cell function
7.  Which of the following statements is TRUE regarding auditory (re)habilitation needs in adults and children?
  1. The rehabilitative needs of adults and children with cochlear implants differ in important ways.
  2. Adults and children with cochlear implants need the same types of auditory (re)habilitation.
  3. Adults with cochlear implants typically do not benefit from auditory rehabilitation.
  4. Adults with cochlear implants do not benefit from their previous language knowledge and experience.
8.  Which of the following clinical populations is the most rapidly growing group of new cochlear implant recipients?
  1. Prelingual children
  2. Teenagers
  3. Middle-aged adults
  4. Older adults> age 65 years
9.  Which of the following is NOT an additional factor to consider with regard to rehabilitation needs of older adults with cochlear implants?
  1. Additional medical comorbidities
  2. Older adults typically perform better on speech recognition than younger adults with cochlear implants
  3. Vestibular dysfunction that could be worsened by cochlear implant surgery
  4. Some older individuals may have difficulty with access to hearing aids while on Medicare
10.  Which of the following is NOT a key party of a patient-centered approach to auditory rehabilitation?
  1. Development of patient and clinician goals
  2. Assisting the patient in self-management skills
  3. Assessment of patient-reported outcome measures
  4. Complete reliance on clinic measures of speech perception

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