Audiology Research 2018-03-19T09:19:23+01:00 Paola Granata Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Audiology Research</strong> is an international, peer-reviewed, open access Journal designed to be a place where the readers will quickly and clearly find up-to-date and high-quality information related to the Audiology and Neurotology field in a broad sense, including the study, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of all conditions of hearing and balance impairment and audiological and neurotological disorders. <br>Papers ranging from the medical/clinical perspective to the basic and experimental research are encouraged for submission. Papers are welcomed in multiple areas including, but not limited to: Disorders of hearing and balance and neurotology, Balance and Hearing Diagnostic tests, treatments for audiological and balance disorders, Rehabilitative procedures, Genetics, Anatomy and Physiology, Psychoacoustics, Speech and Hearing sciences, Vestibular disorders, Neuroscience and Audiology, Epidemiology, Statistics, Engineering. Audiology Research aims to be the forum for discussion on Audiology and Neurotology for a diverse range of professionals, including researchers, clinicians, technicians, officers from health authorities, healthcare administrators. <strong>Audiology Research</strong> will ensure fast, highly-professional and fair peer-reviews. The Journal publishes original articles, review articles, brief reports, case reports, protocol descriptions, letters to the Editor, conference reports, survey reports, book reviews, and special articles. Each Journal issue will host an Invited paper from opinion leaders. Proposals of Special issues on key topics are highly welcomed.</p> Quality of life and speech perception in two late deafened adults with cochlear implants 2018-03-19T09:19:23+01:00 Marwa F. Abdrabbou Denise A. Tucker Mary V. Compton Lyn Mankoff The aim was to demonstrate the need for a quality of life assessment in biopsychosocial aural rehabilitation (AR) practices with late deafened adults (LDAs) with cochlear implants (CIs). We present a case report of a medical records review of two LDAs enrolled in a biopsychosocial group AR program. A speech perception test <em>Contrasts for Auditory and Speech Training</em> (CAST) and a quality of life (QoL) assessment the <em>Nijmegen Cochlear Implant Questionnaire</em> (NCIQ) were given prior to AR therapy. CAST scores indicated both patients had excellent basic speech perception. However, NCIQ results revealed patients’ difficulties in basic and advanced listening settings. NCIQ highlighted patients’ self-perceived poor self-esteem and ongoing challenges to their QoL. Speech perception testing results alone are not enough to document the daily challenges of QoL needs of LDAs with CIs. The inclusion of a QoL measure such as the NCIQ is vital in evaluating outcomes of cochlear implantation in LDAs. 2018-03-06T12:48:44+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##