Journal article

Speech and language outcomes in children with auditory neuropathy/dys-synchrony managed with either cochlear implants or hearing aids

Gary Rance, Elizabeth Janet Barker

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AUDIOLOGY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2009

Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess the receptive language and speech production abilities of a group of school-aged children with auditory neuropathy/dys-synchrony-type hearing loss. Ten children who had received a cochlear implant in one or both ears participated. Findings for this group were compared with those for a matched cohort of implanted children with other forms of sensorineural hearing loss and with those for a group of auditory neuropathy/dys-synchrony children who were long-term hearing aid users. Results for 9 of the ten implanted children with auditory neuropathy/dys-synchrony were similar to those of the general population of paediatric implant recipients. (One child, who ga..

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