Journal of Indian Speech Language & Hearing Association

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 63--70

Adaptation of “Adult aural rehabilitation guide” in Marathi and its utility in evaluation of postlingual adult cochlear implanted recipients


Deepa Aniket Valame1, Aparna N Nandurkar2, Disha Rao1 
1 Department of Audiology and Speech Therapy, T. N. Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Audiology, Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and Hearing Disorders(D), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Deepa Aniket Valame
Department of Audiology and Speech Therapy, T. N. Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Hospital, Dr. A. Nair Road, Mumbai Central, Mumbai - 400 008, Maharashtra
India

Introduction: There is a need for a systematic assessment and training module in Marathi to ascertain the auditory performance of adult cochlear implantation (CI) recipients and to provide a standard regimen for treatment. The present study aimed to adapt the adult aural rehabilitation guide (AARG) in Marathi and to evaluate the performance of adult CI recipients using this tool; and to study the effect of chronological age, duration of the unaided hearing, postimplant duration (PID), and presence/absence of training on the auditory performance of adult CI recipients. Methods: Analytic and synthetic sections from the AARG were adapted in Marathi based on the acoustic-phonetic properties of Marathi. Two separate manuals – assessment manual and training manual – were developed. The assessment tool was administered on 26 adult postlingual CI recipients who were native speakers of Marathi. Training manual was used in two participants for a step-by-step aural rehabilitation program of eight sessions. Results: Most participants achieved scores above 20 for the analytic section, but <20 in synthetic section, out of a maximum score of 29. The difficulty was greater for open-set tasks, for sentences with uncommon words, and for longer sentences. Recipients could not use auditory commands for information transfer, seeking information, and in role-play. There was no correlation of auditory performance with chronological age, duration of unaided hearing, and PID of participants. The scores obtained were correlated to the presence/absence of previous rehabilitation. Conclusion: This study could successfully bring out a systematic assessment protocol in Marathi for postlingual CI recipients, and developed a systematic training module for their rehabilitation.


How to cite this article:
Valame DA, Nandurkar AN, Rao D. Adaptation of “Adult aural rehabilitation guide” in Marathi and its utility in evaluation of postlingual adult cochlear implanted recipients.J Indian Speech Language Hearing Assoc 2019;33:63-70


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Valame DA, Nandurkar AN, Rao D. Adaptation of “Adult aural rehabilitation guide” in Marathi and its utility in evaluation of postlingual adult cochlear implanted recipients. J Indian Speech Language Hearing Assoc [serial online] 2019 [cited 2021 Jan 28 ];33:63-70
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