Communication Development in Children Who Receive a Cochlear Implant by 12 Months of Age
Jaime Leigh, Shani Dettman, Richard Dowell, Robert Briggs
OTOLOGY & NEUROTOLOGY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2013
OBJECTIVE: Describe the long-term benefits of early cochlear implantation. Provide a comprehensive description of outcomes, including: language, speech production, and speech perception. Compare the communication outcomes for the early implanted children to those of normally hearing children and children who received a cochlear implant at a comparatively older age. METHOD: Retrospective review of the communication development of 35 children implanted between 6 and 12 months of age and 85 children implanted between 13 and 24 months of age. Audiologic assessments included unaided and aided audiograms, auditory brainstem response (ABR), auditory steady state response (ASSR), and otoacoustic emi..View full abstract
Financial support for this work was provided by The University of Melbourne, Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology and The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne.