The Journal of International
Advanced Otology
Original Article

Development of Aided Long-Latency Response (ALLR) in Children With Cochlear Implant Within 18 Months of Implantation


Department of Hearing Studies, Dr. S. R. Chandrasekhar Institute of Speech and Hearing, Bangalore, India

J Int Adv Otol 2021; 17: 400-404
DOI: 10.5152/iao.2021.9332
Read: 247 Downloads: 52 Published: 30 September 2021

OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the development of aided long-latency response (ALLR) in children with cochlear implants (CI) within 18 months of implantation.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: ALLR was recorded in 33 children with CI who had an experience of less than 18 months with the implant. All the participants were in the age range of 3-7 years and were divided into 3 groups based on implant age, as 0-6 months, 6.1-12 months, and 12.1-18 months. Latency of the P1 component was recorded.

RESULTS: P1 latency was observed to be 142.105 ms at 0-6 months of implant age, 135.141 ms at 6.1-12 months of implant age, and 122.952 ms. at 12.1-18 months of implantation. CI recipients require 1 year of experience in order to obtain a significant difference in the P1 latency value. It was also found that gender does not influence P1 latency.

CONCLUSION: These preliminary findings suggest that with adequate stimulation, there is a gradual decrease in P1 latency, which indicates maturation of the central auditory structures. It was also found that the gender does not influence P1 latency.

Cite this article as: Dinesh KCT, Sasidharan M. Development of aided long-latency response (ALLR) in children with cochlear implant within 18 months of implantation. J Int Adv Otol. 2021; 17(5): 400-404.

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