Journal article

Cochlear Implant Outcomes for Children With Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder

Jaime Leigh, Gary Rance, Shani Dettman, Richard Dowell

Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood | American Speech Language Hearing Association | Published : 2009

Abstract

Abstract Cochlear implantation is currently the intervention option of choice for many children with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD) who are unable to obtain benefit from conventional amplification. The aim of this study was to review the speech perception and language outcomes for children with ANSD who had received a cochlear implant and highlight specific clinical considerations for working with this population of children with hearing impairment who are being considered for implantation. Finds for the group of 17 children with ANSD using cochlear implants were compared to previously reported outcomes for children with sensori-neural (SN) type hearing loss using coc..

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