Dorman MF, Loiselle LH, Cook SJ, Yost WA, Gifford RH. Sound Source Localization by Normal-Hearing Listeners, Hearing-Impaired Listeners and Cochlear Implant Listeners. Audiology & neuro-otology. 21(21). 127-31. PMID: 27077663 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4949120 NIHMSID: NIHMS762333.
Our primary aim was to determine whether listeners in the following patient groups achieve localization accuracy within the 95th percentile of accuracy shown by younger or older normal-hearing (NH) listeners: (1) hearing impaired with bilateral hearing aids, (2) bimodal cochlear implant (CI), (3) bilateral CI, (4) hearing preservation CI, (5) single-sided deaf CI and (6) combined bilateral CI and bilateral hearing preservation.