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  Patient perspectives on the need for improved hearing rehabilitation: A qualitative survey study of German cochlear implant users

Hunniford, V., Kuehler, R., Wolf, B., Keppeler, D., Strenzke, N., & Moser, T. (2023). Patient perspectives on the need for improved hearing rehabilitation: A qualitative survey study of German cochlear implant users. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 17: 1105562. doi:10.3389/fnins.2023.1105562.

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Hunniford, Victoria, Author
Kuehler, Robert, Author
Wolf, Bettina, Author
Keppeler, Daniel, Author
Strenzke, Nikola, Author
Moser, T.1, Author           
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1Research Group of Synaptic Nanophysiology, Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences, Max Planck Society, Göttingen, DE, ou_3350139              

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 Abstract: Background:
The electrical cochlear implant (eCI) partially restores hearing in individuals affected by profound hearing impairment (HI) or deafness. However, the limited resolution of sound frequency coding with eCIs limits hearing in daily situations such as group conversations. Current research promises future improvements in hearing restoration which may involve gene therapy and optical stimulation of the auditory nerve, using optogenetics. Prior to the potential clinical translation of these technologies, it is critical that patients are engaged in order to align future research agendas and technological advancements with their needs.

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Here, we performed a survey study with hearing impaired, using an eCI as a means of hearing rehabilitation. We distributed a questionnaire to 180 adult patients from the University Medical Center Göttingen’s Department of Otolaryngology who were actively using an eCI for 6 months or more during the time of the survey period. Questions revolved around patients needs, and willingness to accept hypothetical risks or drawbacks associated with an optical CI (oCI).

Results:
Eighty-one participants responded to the questionnaire; 68% were greater than 60 years of age and 26% had bilateral eCIs. Participants expressed a need for improving the performance beyond that experienced with their current eCI. Primarily, they desired improved speech comprehension in background noise, greater ability to appreciate music, and more natural sound impression. They expressed a willingness for engaging with new technologies for improved hearing restoration. Notably, participants were least concerned about hypothetically receiving a gene therapy necessary for the oCI implant; but expressed greater reluctance to hypothetically receiving an implant that had yet to be evaluated in a human clinical trial.

Conclusion:
This work provides a preliminary step in engaging patients in the development of a new technology that has the potential to address the limitations of electrical hearing rehabilitation.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2023-01-23
 Publication Status: Published online
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 Identifiers: DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2023.1105562
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Project name : This work was supported by research grants from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) through the CRC 889 TP A02 and Mo896-5 to TM and NS and under Germany’s Excellence Strategy—EXC 2067/1-390729940, EC¦H2020¦H2020 Priority Excellent Science to TM, and by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program (grant agreement no. 670759, “OptoHear” to TM). In addition, this research was supported by Fondation Pour l’Audition (FPA RD-2020-10) to TM.
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Project name : OptoHear
Grant ID : 670759
Funding program : Horizon 2020 (H2020)
Funding organization : European Commission (EC)

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Title: Frontiers in Neuroscience
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Publ. Info: Lausanne, Switzerland : Frontiers Research Foundation
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 17 Sequence Number: 1105562 Start / End Page: - Identifier: ISSN: 1662-4548
ISSN: 1662-453X
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/1662-4548