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Table 3 Correlation between subjective and objective hearing tests. Results for bilateral (n = 19) and unilateral patients (n = 19) separately

From: Correlation between subjective and objective hearing tests after unilateral and bilateral cochlear implantation

  U-STARR p-value comparison correlationa
  Bilateral Unilateral  
  Spearman r p-valuea Spearman r p-valuea  
SSQ 1 (Speech in silence and noise) −0.50 0.031 −0.21 0.379 0.342
NCIQ advanced sound perception −0.55 0.014 −0.43 0.067 0.653
  SISSS best performing situation  
  Bilateral Unilateral  
  Spearman r p-valuea Spearman r p-valuea  
SSQ 1 (Speech in silence and noise) −0.44 0.057 −0.29 0.230 0.624
NCIQ advanced sound perception −0.54 0.016 −0.38 0.109 0.562
  SISSS worst performing situation  
  Bilateral Unilateral  
  Spearman r p-valuea Spearman r p-valuea  
SSQ 1 (Speech in silence and noise) −0.28 0.247 −0.15 0.544 0.697
NCIQ advanced sound perception −0.43 0.067 −0.38 0.110 0.865
  Localization  
  Bilateral Unilateral  
  Spearman r p-valuea Spearman r p-valuea  
SSQ 2 (Spatial hearing) 0.47 0.042 −0.22 0.929 0.038
  1. r: <0.19 = very weak, r 0.20–0.39 = weak, r 0.40–0.59 = moderate, r 0.60–0.79 = strong, r > 0.80 = very strong. U-STARR = Utrecht- Sentence Test with Adaptive Randomised Roving levels, SSQ = Speech, Spatial and Qualities hearing scale. NCIQ = Nijmegen CI Questionnaire, SISSS = speech-intelligibility test with spatially separated sources (SISSS)
  2. aAfter correction for multiple testing with the Benjamini-Hochberg false discovery rate procedure, none of the test results yielded significant results