Long-term Quality of Life in Children with Complex Needs Undergoing Cochlear Implantation (2020)

  • This article talks about...children with cochlear implants and compares the quality-of-life of children with and without additional health condition(s).
  • This study found...that the quality-of-life of both the children with additional health conditions and without was similar over time. The parents of both groups of children reported they would choose to implant again or recommend it.
  • This is important because...children who get cochlear implants with additional health condition(s) benefit from cochlear implantation.
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The outcome of cochlear implantation among children with genetic syndromes (2018)

  • This article talks about...if children who are born with four genetic disorders could be helped by a cochlear implant.
  • This study found...that children, with one of the genetic disorders included in the study and who used a cochlear implant, could hear at a similar level as children without a genetic disorder and a cochlear implant.
  • This is important because...children with these genetic disorders can be helped by cochlear implants.
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Complexity: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of the experiences of mothers of deaf children with cochlear implants and autism (2018)

  • This article talks about...the experiences of mothers with a child that has autism and a cochlear implant.
  • This study found...mothers of children with autism and a cochlear implant may have trouble talking to their child or understanding what they need, and they take on extra responsibilities.
  • This is important because...there isn’t a lot of information about autism and children who use cochlear implants. This gives parents in this situation a better understanding of what some parents have experienced.
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Understanding Hearing and Hearing Loss in Children with Down Syndrome (2017)

  • This article talks about...permanent and temporary hearing loss in children with Down syndrome.
  • This study found...25% had hearing loss, and were prone to ear infections, and 23% used hearing aids or they were recommended.
  • This is important because...regular hearing tests can identify changes in hearing status. Early intervention for hearing loss can help overall development.
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Language and Speech Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss and Additional Disabilities: Identifying the Variables that Influence Performance at Five Years of Age. (2016)

  • This article talks children with hearing loss and other disabilities do on speech and language tests when they are five-years old.
  • This study found...several things were associated with better language. For example, language scores were better for children who had milder hearing loss, used spoken communication, and got their hearing aids early.
  • This is important because...children with hearing loss and other disabilities can benefit from early hearing aid fitting.
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Evaluating Teachers’ Preparedness to Work with Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing with Disabilities (2015)

  • This article talks about...the needs of teachers who work with children with hearing loss and additional disabilities.
  • This study found...that teachers do not feel well prepared to teach students with additional disabilities.
  • This is important because...children with hearing loss often have additional disabilities. Training programs need to prepare teachers to work with these children.
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Outcomes of 3-Year-Old Children with Hearing Loss and Different Types of Additional Disabilities (2014)

  • This article talks children with hearing loss and other disabilities do on speech and language tests when they are three-years old.
  • This study found...that the kind of disability a child had made a difference in how they developed language. The child’s degree of hearing loss and their mother’s education also made a difference.
  • This is important because...parents and professionals can make decisions to better help children with hearing loss and other disabilities.
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Autism Spectrum Disorders in 24 Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (2014)

  • This article talks about...what autism spectrum disorders look like with hearing loss.
  • This study found...that there is often a delay in diagnosing autism when a child has hearing loss.
  • This is important because...reasons for a developmental delay need to be explored. Something besides hearing loss, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder may be the reason.
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Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Children with Severe to Profound Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A Clinical Study (2010)

  • This article talks often children with hearing loss have other disabilities.
  • This study found...that many children have one or more disabilities in addition to hearing loss.
  • This is important because...complete testing is needed to plan appropriate treatments.
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Counseling Families of Children with Hearing Loss and Special Needs (2004)

  • This article talks parents may feel when their child has hearing loss and other disabilities.
  • The author parents may feel different from other parents of children with hearing loss. Parents may have many emotions including anger, grief, denial, and feeling alone.
  • This is important because...feelings of being alone can make the emotions more intense. Parents may need support from other parents and the professionals they work with to deal with their emotions.
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