A Multicenter Clinical Evaluation of Data Logging in Cochlear Implant Recipients Using Automated Scene Classification Technologies

Audiol Neurootol. 2017;22(4-5):226-235. doi: 10.1159/000484078. Epub 2017 Dec 13.


Currently, there are no studies assessing everyday use of cochlear implant (CI) processors by recipients by means of objective tools. The Nucleus 6 sound processor features a data logging system capable of real-time recording of CI use in different acoustic environments and under various categories of loudness levels. In this study, we report data logged for the different scenes and different loudness levels of 1,366 CI patients, as recorded by SCAN. Monitoring device use in cochlear implant recipients of all ages provides important information about the listening conditions encountered in recipients' daily lives that may support counseling and assist in the further management of their device settings. The findings for this large cohort of active CI users confirm differences between age groups concerning device use and exposure to various noise environments, especially between the youngest and oldest age groups, while similar levels of loudness were observed.

Keywords: Automatic SCAN; Cochlear implant listening habits; Cochlear implants in noise; Data logging.

Publication types

  • Multicenter Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Auditory Perception / physiology*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cochlear Implantation*
  • Cochlear Implants*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Noise
  • Sound
  • Speech Perception / physiology
  • Young Adult