Title: "Development and Implementation of Innovative Auditory Training Methods and Verification of These Training Methods"


Rochester, Minn.

Trial status:

Open for Enrollment

Why is this study being done?

The primary objective of this study is to determine if aural rehabilitation adds measurable benefit and participant satisfaction to a cochlear implant recipient's overall treatment. The secondary objective of this study is to compare the efficacy of a commercially available aural rehabilitation program (LACE) and an electronic program which takes advantage of a traditional form of auditory training (NOOK) for cochlear implant users.

Who is eligible to participate?

Criteria for Inclusion: - Willingness to participate - Ability to provide informed written consent - Willingness to follow study protocol - Eighteen years or older at the time of signing the consent form - Cochlear implant experience for 12 months or greater - Spoken English as the first language - Access to a home computer which meets the minimal requirements to run appropriate program or the ability to use an electronic reader depending on which group the participant is assigned to. - Reports being comfortable using a computer if in the LACE group Criteria for Exclusion: - Unable or unwillingness to sign informed written consent - Unable or unwillingness to follow study protocol - Non-English speaking or English as a second language - No access to a computer if assigned to the LACE study group - Reports not being comfortable using a computer if assigned to the LACE study group.

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