TABLE 2

Median (and interquartile range) of Speech Recognition in Quiet (SRI-Q) Scores at Baseline and Over the First 3 y of CI Use by Sign Language Exposure Group

Time of AssessmentNo Sign (n = 35)Short-term Sign (n = 26)Long-term Sign (n = 36)Total (n = 97)Pa
Baseline (pre-CI)16.3 (5.0–50.0)15.0 (2.5–22.5)7.5 (1.3–18.8)12.5 (2.5–30.0).11
12 mo post-CI150.0 (90.0–223.0)125.0 (72.5–250.0)125.0 (80.0–200.0)125.0 (85.0–200.0).39
24 mo post-CI300.0 (260.0–365.0)343.5 (273.0–359.0)286 (125.0–359.5)313.0 (150.0–359.3).25
36 mo post-CI394.0 (341.0–556.0)381.8 (351.0–444.0)354.0 (291.0–392.0)374.0 (334.5–509.0).03b
  • a Kruskal-Wallis equality-of-populations rank test.

  • b Significant value (P = .03)