Sharma RK, Smetak MR, Patro A, Lindquist NR, Perkins EL, Holder JT, Haynes DS, Tawfik KO. Speech Recognition Performance Differences Between Precurved and Straight Electrode Arrays From a Single Manufacturer. Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology. 2022 Oct 6. PMID: 36201525 [PubMed]
Precurved cochlear implant (CI) electrode arrays have demonstrated superior audiometric outcomes compared with straight electrodes in a handful of studies. However, previous comparisons have often failed to account for preoperative hearing and age. This study compares hearing outcomes for precurved and straight electrodes by a single manufacturer while controlling for these and other factors in a large cohort.