Journal article

Long term communication outcomes for children receiving cochlear implants younger than 12 months: A multi-centre study

S Dettman, Richard Dowell, Dawn Choo, Wendy Arnott,, Yetta Abrahams, Aleisha Davis, Dimity Dornan, Jaime Leigh, Gabriella Constantinescue, Robert Cowan, Robert Briggs

Otology and Neurotology | Wolters Kluwer | Published : 2017

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 centres. 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 months, 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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