Xueqing Chen

Capital Medical University, Peping, Beijing, China

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    ABSTRACT: Conclusion: Application of the Vibrant Soundbridge to the round window (RW) membrane can be utilized as an efficient therapy for congenital oval window (OW) atresia. Objective: To report the surgical technique and auditory outcome of an active middle ear implant (AMEI) system used in patients with congenital OW atresia. Methods: Nine subjects with congenital OW atresia (six males and three females, ranging in age from 5.5 to 25 years, average 12.5 years) were implanted with an AMEI (Vibrant Soundbridge) at the round window (RW-Vibroplasty). Five cases were diagnosed as having isolated congenital OW atresia while four patients presented with combined external/middle ear malformation. Results: An improvement of 30 dB in average pure-tone air conduction thresholds (0.5-4 kHz) was achieved, with the high frequencies showing greater results. The subjects achieved postoperative speech recognition scores of 80-100% on the Computerized Mandarin Speech Test System (CMSTS) sentence test. Bone conduction thresholds were confirmed as stable in all subjects postoperatively. Decline in auditory benefit was noticed in two subjects, who then underwent revision surgery. One of these revision surgery patients then experienced stable hearing recovery, while the other patient's hearing declined.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Acta oto-laryngologica
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    ABSTRACT: The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the longitudinal speech performance over 3 years in pediatric users of the Nurotron(®) cochlear implant system. The secondary purpose was to compare the speech performances of younger and older children with cochlear implants (CIs). The Mandarin Early Speech Perception (MESP), Meaningful Use of Speech Scale (MUSS), and Putonghua Chinese Communicative Development Inventory (PCDI) were used to evaluate speech performance of 22 Mandarin-speaking pediatric CI users throughout the first 36 months post-implantation. The subjects were grouped according to the age at implantation, i.e., younger CI group (<3 years) and older CI group (>3 years). All the subjects demonstrated improvement in speech performance throughout the first 3 years of implant use with mean scores reaching the maximum performance at 36 months post-implantation. The median categories of MESP increased from 0.23 pre-implantation to 5.57 three years post-implantation. Likewise, the median percentage of MUSS was 5.57% to 73.75%; the median performance of PCDI was 55 to 400 for PCDI-comprehension and 32 to 384 for PCDI-production at the same interval. At nearly all test intervals, the older group performed better than the younger group except 24 months post-implantation, at which the MUSS score of the younger CI group was higher than that of the older CI group. The children with Nurotron(®) Venus™ CI system showed considerable gains in speech and language development including tone performance which improved with hearing age. Earlier implantations haven't presented significantly positive performances until 24 months post-implantation in all the tests. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2015 · International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study is to survey and compare the development of auditory skills in young children with Mondini dysplasia and profoundly-deaf young children with radiologically normal inner ears over a period of 3 years after cochlear implantation. A total of 545 young children (age 7 to 36 months) with prelingual, severe to profound hearing loss participated in this study. All children received cochlear implantation. Based on whether or not there was a Mondini dysplasia as diagnosed with CT scanning, the subjects were divided into 2 groups: (A) 514 young children with radiologically normal inner ears and (B) 31 young children with Mondini dysplasia. The Infant-Toddler Meaningful Auditory Integration Scale (IT-MAIS) was used to assess the children's auditory skills that include vocalization changes, spontaneous alerting to sounds in everyday living environments, and the ability to derive meaning from sounds. The assessment was performed prior to surgery and at 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 24, and 36 months after implant device switch-on. The mean scores for overall auditory skills were not significantly different between groups A and B at pre-surgery, 1, 12, 24, and 36 months post-surgery, but were significantly different at 3, 6, and 9 months post-surgery. The mean scores for all auditory skills in children with Mondini dysplasia showed significant improvement over time. The mean scores for the three subcategories of auditory skills in children with Mondini dysplasia also showed significant differences at pre-surgery, 1, 3, 6, and 9 months, however, there were no significant differences at 12, 24, and 36 months. Overall, the auditory skills of young children with Mondini dysplasia developed rapidly after cochlear implantation, in a similar manner to that of young children with radiologically normal inner ears. Cochlear implantation is an effective intervention for young children with Mondini dysplasia.
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to develop comprehensive test material for Mandarin tone identification in noise (M-TINT) based on the linguistic characteristics in Chinese. In keeping with both the reliability and efficiency in clinical practice, a primary list consisted of 320 words(80 syllables in four tones each) was designed according to the following principles: shortness of the lists, word familiarity and with a meaning in all four tones. The digital sound file was recorded by a male speaker and a female speaker (both of them are radio broadcaster). The tonal identification material database, which included 288 items (72 loudness-balanced syllables in all 4 Mandarin tones) was established by digital filler and balanced for equal loudness. The complete material was recorded in two CDs in a male version and a female version. The speaker-specific masking noises were generated by filtering Gaussian white noise to the speaker's long-term average speech spectrum (LTASS) and by scaling the masking noises to the same RMS amplitudes, as those of the speech, in order to acquire the effective sound masking. The speaker-specific masking noises could be able or disable during the word presentation. The sound pressure level could be selected concerning on the test setting. The mandarin tonal identification materials were designed by both the tonal acoustic properties and the psychophysics characteristic of adults. It is an useful speech test in clinical work and research, and can potentially be used as the basic list for other tonal language identification test in the future.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2014 · Zhonghua er bi yan hou tou jing wai ke za zhi = Chinese journal of otorhinolaryngology head and neck surgery
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    ABSTRACT: Objective To evaluate the auditory and speech abilities in children with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD) after cochlear implantation (CI) and determine the role of age at implantation. Methods Ten children participated in this retrospective case series study. All children had evidence of ANSD. All subjects had no cochlear nerve deficiency on magnetic resonance imaging and had used the cochlear implants for a period of 12–84 months. We divided our children into two groups: children who underwent implantation before 24 months of age and children who underwent implantation after 24 months of age. Their auditory and speech abilities were evaluated using the following: behavioral audiometry, the Categories of Auditory Performance (CAP), the Meaningful Auditory Integration Scale (MAIS), the Infant-Toddler Meaningful Auditory Integration Scale (IT-MAIS), the Standard-Chinese version of the Monosyllabic Lexical Neighborhood Test (LNT), the Multisyllabic Lexical Neighborhood Test (MLNT), the Speech Intelligibility Rating (SIR) and the Meaningful Use of Speech Scale (MUSS). Results All children showed progress in their auditory and language abilities. The 4-frequency average hearing level (HL) (500 Hz, 1000 Hz, 2000 Hz and 4000 Hz) of aided hearing thresholds ranged from 17.5 to 57.5 dB HL. All children developed time-related auditory perception and speech skills. Scores of children with ANSD who received cochlear implants before 24 months tended to be better than those of children who received cochlear implants after 24 months. Seven children completed the Mandarin Lexical Neighborhood Test. Approximately half of the children showed improved open-set speech recognition. Conclusion Cochlear implantation is helpful for children with ANSD and may be a good optional treatment for many ANSD children. In addition, children with ANSD fitted with cochlear implants before 24 months tended to acquire auditory and speech skills better than children fitted with cochlear implants after 24 months.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2014 · Auris Nasus Larynx
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study is to analyze the development of musicality in children after cochlear implantation, and provide a clinical database for the evaluation of their musicality. Twenty-six children with cochlear implants (CI group) participated in this research. They received cochlear implants at the age of 11 to 68 months with a mean of 35.6 months. Seventy-six infants as a control group aged from 1 to 24 months with a mean of 6.1 months participated in this study, whose hearing were considered normal by passing the case history collection, high-risk registers for hearing loss and hearing screening using DPOAE. The music and young children with CIs: Musicality Rating Scale was used to evaluate their musicality. The evaluation was performed before cochlear implantation and 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 24 months after cochlear implantation for children with cochlear implants. The evaluation was also performed at 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 24 months for children with normal hearing. The mean scores of musicality showed significant improvements with time of CI use for CI group (P<0.05). The mean scores of musicality also showed significant improvements with time for control group (P<0.05). There were no significant differences in mean scores between CI group and control group at 1, 3, 6, 9, 12 months of hearing age by rank sum test (P>0.05). Significant difference was noted between the two groups at 24 months (P<0.05). The musicality of children with cochlear implants improved significantly with time after cochlear implantation. The most rapid growth was found in the first year after cochlear implantation.
    No preview · Article · Aug 2014 · Lin chuang er bi yan hou ke za zhi = Journal of clinical otorhinolaryngology
  • Hui Liu · Lingyan Mo · L V Jing · Jing Chen · Chen Ji · Xueqing Chen · Zhicheng Liu
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: To provide a clinical reference by comparing the conventional 226 Hz tympanometry with 1000 Hz tympanometry in two groups of young children with otitis media effusion evidenced by CT scan. Method: One hundred and seventy-seven young children (226 ears), from 1 to 60 months, with otitis media effusion were involved in this study. They were divided into six groups by age: 0-6 months group, 6-12 months group, 12-18 months group, 18-24 months group, 24-36 months group, 36-60 months group. They were tested with tympanometry of 2 probe-tones of 226 and 1 000 Hz. Type A tympanogram was defined as a normal middle ear function in 226 Hz and single-or double-peak in 1 000 Hz tympanometry. One hundred and fifty-eight normal young children (266 ears) were selected as control group. The results were analysed with Chi square test. Receiver operator characteristic (ROC) analysis was performed to evaluate the two methods. Result: In the young children with otitis media effusion, the detection rate of 226 Hz tympanogram in six groups was 21.1%, 35.2%, 46.9%, 42%, 62.5% and 68% respectively, while 94.7%, 98.1%, 96.9%, 91.2%, 95.8% and 88% respectively in 1 000 Hz tympanogram. In the young children with normal middle ear function, the detection rate of 226 Hz tympanogram in six groups was 95.1%, 88.6%, 85.1%, 93.3%, 88.5% and 93.5%, while 87.8%, 94.3%, 89.4%, 95.6%, 94.2% and 97.8% respectively in 1 000 Hz tympanogram. The detection rate was significantly different between 226 and 1 000 Hz tympanogram in the young children under 36-month old. Conclusion: A single-or double-peak 1000 Hz tympanometric patterns as normal criteria was a simple way to evaluate young children s' middle ear function. 1 000 Hz tympanometry should be given priority to the children within 36-month old in detection middle ear function,the 226 and 1 000 Hz tympanometry should be done at the same time within 36-60 months old.
    No preview · Article · May 2014 · Lin chuang er bi yan hou ke za zhi = Journal of clinical otorhinolaryngology
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the lexical tone perception and quality of life of Nurotron cochlear implant users. Forty-nine adult cochlear implant users participated in this study. Mandarin tone identification test developed by Beijing Institute of Otolaryngology was used to evaluate the tone perception. Nijmegen cochlear im plantation questionnaire (NCIQ) was administered to quantify the quality of life. (1) The average scores of tone perception in quiet was 67.26%. The tone perception rates under quiet condition for all cochlear implant recipients were higher than the opportunity level. (2) The average scores of tone perception under noisy condition was 51.92%. Exc ept for two recipients, the tone perception rates under noise condition for the rest recipients were better than chance. (3) The confusion patterns of tone recognition showed that Tone 3 was the easiest tone to per ceive. (4) The postimplant scores for the total , basic sound perception, advanced sound perception, speech pro duction, self-esteem, activity and social interactions of NCIQ were 55.4, 72.4, 54.0, 63.4, 50.7, 47.3 and 44.7, respectively. The Nurotron cochlear implant users had the ability for lexical tone perception and had an improvement in quality of life after cochlear implantation.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2014 · Lin chuang er bi yan hou ke za zhi = Journal of clinical otorhinolaryngology
  • L V Jing · Xueqing Chen · Hua Zhang · Jing Li · Yanjun Wu · Shuo Wang · Ying Kong · Bo Liu
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study is to evaluate the development of auditory performance and speech intelligibility within the first year after hearing aid fitting in children with moderate or severe hearing loss, investi gate the effects of hearing level on auditory performance and speech intelligibility and provide a clinical database for their hearing and speech habilitation. Twenty-nine children participated in this study, ranging in age at hearing aid fitting from 3 to 8 years old with a mean of 5. 6 years old. 19 were boys and 10 were girls. According to their hearing level, they were divided into two groups. 14 children were in group of moderate hearing loss (41-60 dB HL). 15 children were in group of severe hearing loss (61-80 dB HL). The categories of auditory performance (CAP) and speech intelligibility rating (SIR) were used to evaluate their auditory performance and speech intelligibility. The evaluation was performed before hearing aid fitting and 1, 3, 6, 9, 12 months after fitting. There was significant difference in mean score of CAP between group of moderate hearing loss and severe hearing loss before hearing aid fitting (P < 0.05). However, no significant differences were observed between these two groups at 1, 3, 6, 9, 12 months after fitting (P > 0.05). There was also significant difference in mean score of SIR between group of moderate hearing loss and severe hearing loss before hearing aid fitting (P < 0.05). How ever, no significant differences were also observed between these two groups at 1, 3, 6, 9, 12 months after fitting (P > 0.05). The mean scores of CAP for group of moderate hearing loss at 6, 9, 12 months after fitting were significantly superior in comparison with the score before hearing aid fitting (P < 0.05). The mean scores of SIR for group of moderate hearing loss at 6, 9, 12 months after fitting were significantly superior in comparison with the score before hearing aid fitting (P < 0.05); the mean score at 12 months after fitting was also significantly superior in comparison with the score at 1 month after fitting (P < 0.05). The mean scores of CAP for group of severe hearing loss at 3, 6, 9, 12 months after fitting were significantly superior in comparison with the score before hearing aid fitting (P < 0.05); the mean scores at 9,12 months after fitting were significantly superior in comparison with the score at 1 month after fitting (P < 0.05). The mean scores of SIR for group of severe hearing loss at 3, 6, 9, 12 months after fitting were significantly superior in comparison with the score before hearing aid fitting (P < 0.05); the mean scores at 6, 9, 12 months after fitting were also significantly superior in comparison with the score at 1 month after fitting (P < 0.05). Auditory performance and speech intelligibility in children with moderate or severe hearing loss improved significantly within the first year after hearing aid fitting. The de velopment followed different trajectory.
    No preview · Article · Nov 2013 · Lin chuang er bi yan hou ke za zhi = Journal of clinical otorhinolaryngology
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    ABSTRACT: To investigate the law of auditory remodeling by studying the Cortical Auditory Evoked Potential in a group of post-lingually deaf adults in the early stage of the cochlear implant use. Ten post-lingually deaf adults implanted with PULSAR ci 100 of Medel device ranged from 19 to 52 years old with duration of deafness from 3 months to 23 years.were involved. Their P1-N1-P2 responses to /ba/ at around 60-70 dB SPi and open-set speech recognition scores of mono-syllabic words were recorded at 1. 3 aind 6 months after the switch-on of cochlear implants. Six out of 10 typical waveforms of Pl-N1-P2 were obtained. The other I were with atypical waveforms. The group with atypical waveform was characterized by long duration and early onset of deafness. There was no significant difference regarding either the amplitude or the latency of each peak at the 3 data collection time points. There was significant difference among the 3 data collection time points about the speech recognition scores with the highest score at the 6th month of switch on. There was no significant correlation between the peak of the CAEP and speech recognition score. In the first 6 months of cochlear implant use in the post-lingually deaf adults, the duration and the onset age of deafness played important role in respect of the presence and waveform morphology of the CAEPs. It needs at least 6 months for the central auditory system to make use of the audio input from the cochlear implant.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2013 · Lin chuang er bi yan hou ke za zhi = Journal of clinical otorhinolaryngology
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    ABSTRACT: Conclusion: This study indicates that Mandarin-speaking subjects acquire significant benefit from a cochlear implant (CI) and audio processor with the fine structure processing (FSP) coding strategy. It can take adult Mandarin CI users time to become accustomed to their CI and appreciate the benefits. Objectives: This study aimed to determine speech perception outcomes in Mandarin-speaking adults who received the FSP coding strategy. Methods: This was a prospective study. Ten adults who were implanted unilaterally with a PULSARCI(100), and received an OPUS 1 or OPUS 2 speech processor, were included in this study. The mean age at implantation was 31.1 years. We determined the benefit to postlingually deafened Mandarin-speaking adults with a severe to profound hearing loss using the tests: monosyllables in quiet, sentences in quiet and the Mandarin Hearing in Noise Test (MHINT). Tone perception was evaluated using a tone perception test. A visual analog scale (VAS) was used to score sound quality and ease of listening. Results: The results showed a significant improvement between first fitting and 6 months in all speech tests and in tone perception. The VAS scores showed a significant improvement over 6 months in sound quality and an immediate benefit in ease of listening.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2013 · Acta oto-laryngologica
  • Ruijuan Dong · Shuo Wang · Yun Zhou · Beier Qi · Xueqing Chen · Bo Liu
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    ABSTRACT: To establish music reference values for normal-hearing (NH) person in China, in order to give convenience in clinical application. The NH participant group included 39 subjects, of which 21 females and 18 males. Musical Sounds in Cochlear Implants test battery was used to assess the music perception ability for normal-hearing participants. The median pitch difference NH participants could discriminate for string was 2.5 semitones and 0.5 for flute. The average scores of rhythm discrimination, melody discrimination, chord discrimination, instrument identification and instrument number detection test were 86.1% (SD = 11.2), 76.5% (SD = 11.1), 75.6% (SD = 11.4), 89.9% (SD = 13.0) and 74.1% (SD = 20.7), respectively. The MuSIC test could be a test for music perception ability for China users and in further study the material that more suited for our culture should be added into it.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2013 · Lin chuang er bi yan hou ke za zhi = Journal of clinical otorhinolaryngology
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    ABSTRACT: Conclusions: As the hearing loss becomes more severe, the tone recognition performance of hearing-impaired listeners gradually but slowly reduces. The tone recognition performance of cochlear implant listeners is below or close to the performance of severely hearing-impaired listeners. Objectives: The present study aimed to investigate the Mandarin lexical tone recognition performance of sensorineural hearing-impaired listeners and post-lingually deafened cochlear implant users. Methods: Tone recognition performance was measured for 30 normal-hearing subjects, 41sensorineural hearing-impaired listeners, and 12 cochlear implant users using 128 monosyllables recorded by a male and a female adult native Mandarin speaker. Results: The results indicated that the accuracy of tone recognition was 99.3%, 96.4%, 93.7%, 83.9%, and 81.0% for the normal-hearing, moderate, moderate to severe, severely hearing-impaired, and cochlear implant subjects, respectively. For the hearing-impaired subjects, a significantly negative correlation was observed between tone recognition performance and the audiometric hearing thresholds. For cochlear implant subjects, Tone 3 was the easiest one to perceive and Tone 2 was the hardest one to perceive. They tended to misperceive Tone 1 as Tone 2, and misperceive Tone 2 as Tones 1 and 3.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2013 · Acta oto-laryngologica
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of hearing level on auditory performance in infants with hearing aids and provide a clinical database for their hearing and speech habilitation. A total of 32 infants with prelingual hearing loss participated in this study, ranging in age at hearing aid fitting from 3 to 34 months with a mean of 16 months. According to their hearing level, they were divided into three groups. Infants in group A were with moderate hearing loss (41-60 dB HL). Infants in group B were with severe hearing loss (61-80 dB HL). Infants in group C were with profound hearing loss (>81 dB HL). The infant-toddler meaningful auditory integration scale (IT-MAIS) was used to evaluate their auditory performance. The evaluation was performed before hearing aid fitting and 1, 3, 6, 9, 12 months after fitting. The mean scores of auditory performance showed significant improvements with time of hearing aid use for the three groups of infants (P < 0.05). The mean score of auditory performance for group A at 3 months after fitting was significantly superior in comparison with the scores before hearing aid fitting and at 1 month after fitting (P < 0.05). The mean score of auditory performance for group B at 6 months after fitting was significantly superior in comparison with the scores before hearing aid fitting and at 1, 3 months after fitting (P < 0.05). The mean score of auditory performance for group C at 9 months after fitting was significantly superior in comparison with the scores before hearing aid fitting and at 1, 3, 6 months after fitting (P < 0.05). There were no significant differences in mean scores between group A and B at each evaluating interval (P > 0.05). However, significant differences were observed between group A and C at 3, 6, 9, 12 months after fitting (P < 0.05). Significant differences were also shown between group B and C at 1, 3, 6, 9, 12 months after fitting (P < 0.05). Auditory performance of infants with prelingual hearing loss developed significantly with the use of hearing aids within the first year after fitting. The degree of hearing loss in infants had significant influence on the development of auditory performance.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2012 · Lin chuang er bi yan hou ke za zhi = Journal of clinical otorhinolaryngology
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: To assess the contribution of the temporal fine structure cues on speech recognition, especially tone perception of cochlear implant users whose native language is Mandarin Chinese. Methods: Twelve Mandarin speaking users of the MED-EL COMBI 40+ cochlear implants with the standard COMBI 40+ electrode array participated in the study. The subjects were followed up and studied using the longitudinal method for six weeks to compare the difference in speech identification results between fine structure processing (FSP) and continuous interleaved sampler (CIS). The test battery comprised two objective speech tests, including tone identification in quiet as well as a sentence recognition task in quiet and noise. Results: The scores of acute speech test: after replacing FSP strategy, the acute tone test results were similar to that of daily used CIS strategy(male version t = 0.791, P = 0.446;female version t = 0.679, P = 0.511), but the scores of MHINT were decreased significantly (t = -4.365, P = 0.001). The scores of long-lasting speech test were as follows the scores of tone identification test were sharply increased after subjects used the new coding strategy for six weeks continuously(male version t = 3.023, P = 0.018;female version t = 3.883, P = 0.003) and the MHIN results were similar to that of daily used CIS strategy(t = 1.475, P = 0.173). Conclusion: The extraction of temporal fine structure cues supplemented in speech processing strategy of cochlear implant benefits the improvements in tone perception and the understanding of speech in cochlear implant recipients, which can further promotes their quality of life.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2012 · Acta oto-laryngologica
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: To evaluate the auditory performance of infants with cochlear implants at the early stage after surgery, summarize the development of auditory ability, investigate the effect of age at cochlear implantation on auditory performance within the first year after surgery and provide a reference for their habilitation program. Method: A total of 272 infants with prelingually profound hearing loss participated in this study, ranging in age at cochlear implantation from 18 to 36 months. The mean age was 21 months with a standard deviation of 7 months. Infants with cochlear implants were divided into three groups according to their age at implantation. Infants in group A were implanted under 18 months of age. Infants in group B were implanted between 18 and 24 months of age. Infants in group C were implanted between 25 and 36 months of age. Categories of auditory performance (CAP) was used to evaluate the auditory performance, which rates auditory abilities in eight categories for a scale of 0 to 7. Result: The mean scores of CAP for all infants at each interval were significantly different after implantation. Significant differences were observed in mean scores of CAP among these three groups in 1 and 3 months after switch-on. However there were no significant differences in pre-operation, 6, 9 and 12 months after switch-on. Conclusion: There is a significant improvement in auditory performance of infants with prelingually profound hearing loss within the first year after cochlear implantation. The age at cochlear implantation has no critical influence on the development of auditory capabilities at the early stage after surgery. CAP is a practical tool which can be used in clinic in China.
    No preview · Article · Sep 2012 · Lin chuang er bi yan hou ke za zhi = Journal of clinical otorhinolaryngology
  • Shuo Wang · Bo Liu · Ruijuan Dong · Yun Zhou · Jing Li · Beier Qi · Xueqing Chen · Demin Han · Luo Zhang
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    ABSTRACT: The present study's aim was to assess the music perception ability for Chinese adult cochlear implant users and to investigate the correlation between music and Mandarin-Chinese lexical tone perception. Case-control study. Twenty normal-hearing and 21 adult cochlear implant users participated in the Musical Sounds in Cochlear Implants (MuSIC) perception test, including six objective and two subjective musical subtests. The comparison of music perception performance was made between normal-hearing and cochlear implant subjects. Sixteen of the 21 cochlear implant users also performed a tone identification test to investigate the correlation between music and tone perception. Cochlear implant users performed significantly worse than normal-hearing subjects on pitch discrimination, instrument identification, and instrument detection tests, whereas close to normal-hearing subjects on melody discrimination, chords discrimination, rhythm discrimination, and emotion and dissonance rating subtests. Lexical tone perception was significantly correlated with pitch discrimination, melody discrimination, and instrument identification tests. Duration of hearing aid use was found to be correlated with pitch discrimination ability of cochlear implant users. Chinese postlingually deafened cochlear implant users performed significantly poorer in pitch discrimination and timbre perception tasks than normal-hearing listeners. Lexical tone perception was found to be significantly correlated with music pitch perception, supporting the notion that tone and music perception may share a similar pitch perception mechanism.
    No preview · Article · Jun 2012 · The Laryngoscope
  • Haihong Liu · Hua Zhang · Sha Liu · Xueqing Chen · Demin Han · Luo Zhang
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study is to present normative data on the Chinese version of the international outcome inventory for hearing aids (IOI-HA) and examine the effectiveness of the hearing aid service. Cross-sectional study. The IOI-HA was administered in a paper and pencil format. The IOI-HA and self-designed questionnaire were mailed to 1502 experienced hearing-aid users who received their hearing aids from 14 hearing service centers in mainland China. In all, 1049 completed responses were included in the final analysis, and descriptive statistics were reported. The mean scores of each item of the IOI-HA ranged from 3.55 to 4.16. The IOI-HA scores showed a skewed distribution, with the maximum frequency for a score of 4 or 5. The total IOI-HA scores ranged from 9 to 35, and the mean total score was 26.3. The results compared favorably with the previous reports, and slightly higher than the published norms, indicating a high level of self-reported outcomes. CONCLUSIONES: The IOI-HA could be used as an effective tool to measure the general effectiveness of the hearing aid outcomes in China. The implementation of the IOI-HA is time-efficient, imposing little burden on the clinician and patient.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2011 · International journal of audiology
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    ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to investigate the auditory performance of infants with isolated Large Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome (LVAS) after cochlear implantation, compare their performance with those of infants with a normal inner ear, and establish a database of auditory development. 435 infants with congenital severe to profound hearing loss participated in this study. 62 infants in group A were diagnosed with isolated LVAS. 373 infants in group B had a normal inner ear. Infant-Toddler Meaningful Auditory Integration Scale (IT-MAIS) was used to evaluate the development of auditory skills. The mean scores for auditory ability showed no significant difference between groups A and B. The mean scores for the three different auditory skills increased significantly over time. The differences were statistically significant in mean scores among the three different auditory skills for group B. Auditory skills of infants with isolated LVAS developed rapidly after cochlear implantation, in a similar manner to those of infants with a normal inner ear. Cochlear implantation is an effective interventional approach and an established therapeutic option for infants with isolated LVAS.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2011 · International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology
  • Xueqing Chen · Dongxu Chen · Wenbo Jiang · Yan Zheng · Shusheng Gong
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    ABSTRACT: To evaluate preverbal communication skills in Chinese deaf children with cochlear implants, and to provide a basis for designing the habilitation program and establish a precursor for outcomes of habilitation. Thirty children with cochlear implants participated in this study with a mean age of 32 months. They all had used the cochlear implant system within 12 months with a mean of 5. 8 months. All the children were diagnosed with prelingual profound hearing loss before cochlear implantation. Tait video analysis was used to analyze and assess the preverbal communication skills including turn-taking, autonomy, eye contact and auditory awareness. All statistical analyses were performed using the SPSS 13.0 statistical software package with a criterion of statistical significance set at P < 0.05. The skill of turn-taking developed quickly within 12 months after cochlear implantation. The vocal turn developed in a similar pattern, and the score of gesture turn decreased slowly. The skills of autonomy and appropriate eye contact showed small changes over time at a lower level. The score of auditory awareness increased gradually after surgery. Children established a vocal/auditory mode of early communicative behavior following cochlear implantation. They preferred to communicate with others in a more vocal style. Video analysis is a useful tool to assess preverbal communication skills in deaf children with cochlear implants in China.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2011 · Lin chuang er bi yan hou ke za zhi = Journal of clinical otorhinolaryngology

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85 Citations
20.91 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2006-2015
    • Capital Medical University
      • Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
      Peping, Beijing, China
  • 2012
    • Xuanwu hospital
      Peping, Beijing, China
  • 2009
    • The Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
      Evans Head, New South Wales, Australia
  • 2003-2005
    • Sohu
      Peping, Beijing, China