Journal article

Long-term Communication Outcomes for Children Receiving Cochlear Implants Younger Than 12 Months: A Multicenter Study

Shani Joy Dettman, Richard Charles Dowell, Dawn Choo, Wendy Arnott, Yetta Abrahams, Aleisha Davis, Dimity Dornan, Jaime Leigh, Gabriella Constantinescu, Robert Cowan, Robert J Briggs

Otology & Neurotology | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Examine the influence of age at implant on speech perception, language, and speech production outcomes in a large unselected paediatric cohort. STUDY DESIGN: This study pools available assessment data (collected prospectively and entered into respective databases from 1990 to 2014) from three Australian centers. PATIENTS: Children (n = 403) with congenital bilateral severe to profound hearing loss who received cochlear implants under 6 years of age (excluding those with acquired onset of profound hearing loss after 12 mo, those with progressive hearing loss and those with mild/moderate/severe additional cognitive delay/disability). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Speech perception; open-..

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