Zhang T, Dorman MF, Gifford R, Moore BC. Cochlear dead regions constrain the benefit of combining acoustic stimulation with electric stimulation. Ear and hearing. 35(35). 410-7. PMID: 24950254 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4066196 NIHMSID: NIHMS558131.
The aims of this study were to (1) detect the presence and edge frequency (fe) of a cochlear dead region in the ear with residual acoustic hearing for bimodal cochlear implant users, and (2) determine whether amplification based on the presence or absence of a dead region would improve speech understanding and sound quality.