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Outcomes and Case Studies of Auditory Rehabilitation for Adults with Cochlear Implants

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1.  Which of the following domains can be assessed in order to understand a patient’s needs and develop a comprehensive AR plan of care?
  1. Listening effort
  2. Communication confidence
  3. Cognitive-linguistic processing
  4. All of the above
2.  Which of the following statements is TRUE regarding comprehensive auditory rehabilitation for adults?
  1. Comprehensive AR is feasible in a variety of clinical settings.
  2. Comprehensive AR is not billable in most settings.
  3. Comprehensive AR requires all team members to work in the same clinic.
  4. All of the above.
3.  Which activity would be considered most functional for a CI user who presents with strengths in speech understanding with familiar listeners, but complains of primary deficits in listening with background noise?
  1. Listening to a familiar audiobook
  2. Following simple directions in a quiet room
  3. Conversation with a family member in a coffee shop
  4. Ling Sound drills
4.  Which of the following is NOT typically taken into account when determining comprehensive AR goals, intervention plans, and patient success?
  1. Patient-reported abilities in individual communication situations
  2. Patient device use, knowledge, and skills
  3. Cognitive-linguistic processing skills
  4. None of the above
5.  In what ways can the “Zone of Proximal Development” be utilized to scaffold learning during AR within computer-based auditory training (Sound Success) program?
  1. Adding background noise
  2. Turning the video on and off
  3. Changing the gender of the speaker
  4. All of the above
6.  Which of the following functions is a focus of comprehensive auditory rehabilitation?
  1. Self-efficacy
  2. Motivation
  3. Communication confidence
  4. All of the above
7.  In order to ensure learning and improvement of auditory skills and comprehension, all auditory training must be completed with the CI-only without the use of visual cues (i.e., lipreading).
  1. Auditory training cannot use visual cues
  2. Auditory training can use visual cues
  3. Auditory training takes place without hearing aids / CI's and visual cues
  4. None of the above
8.  Which of the following would NOT be considered an important tool within the AR Toolkit?
  1. An audiometer
  2. Audiogram of familiar sounds
  3. Communication confidence questionnaire
  4. Listening resources: free websites and apps
9.  Which of the following is a patient-centered goal for a CI user who presents with self-reported difficulty and priority for listening on the phone?
  1. Patient will demonstrate the ability to understand speech and contribute to conversations in small groups with minimal background noise
  2. Patient will demonstrate speech understanding during conversational tasks in the auditory-only condition without lipreading.
  3. Patient will demonstrate an improvement in the use of communication strategies.
  4. None of the above
10.  Which of the following is a key part 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. All of the above

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