Cochlear Implants

Parent Perceptions of their Child’s Communication and Academic Experience with Cochlear Implants (2016)

  • This article talks about...parents' views of how their children are communicating and doing in school with their cochlear implants.
  • This study found...most children communicated using spoken language. Parents thought their children were doing as well as or better than other children of the same age in school. Parents said it was important to have an audiologist skilled in working with cochlear implants.
  • This is important because...parents are key to the intervention process, and their views provide essential insights.
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Oral Communicating Children Using a Cochlear Implant: Good Reading Outcomes are Linked to Better Language and Phonological Processing Abilities (2013)

  • This article talks about...children who use cochlear implants to listen and talk, and what can affect learning how to read.
  • This study found...children who had good language scores and could put speech sounds together were better at reading words. Children who had good language scores and could read words could understand what they read.
  • This is important because...children can do better in school when they are good at reading.
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Influence of Implantation Age on School-age Language Performance in Pediatric Cochlear Implant Users (2013)

  • This article talks about...how children who have cochlear implants do on language tests. Language tests were repeated over time, and children who were implanted early were compared to children who were implanted later.
  • This study found...scores were better for children implanted before 2 ½ years old. Children implanted later were more likely to have continued language delays.
  • This is important because...implanting at a younger age can impact the language development of a child over time.
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Children with Hearing Impairment–Living with Cochlear Implants or Hearing Aids (2011)

  • This article talks about...daily hearing device use and attitude of children about their hearing loss.
  • This study found...children with cochlear implants use their devices more than children with hearing aids. Children with hearing aids and implants did not find their hearing loss to be a problem in peer groups.
  • This is important because...device use is crucial for language development. Parents and caregivers need to help children address problems with use.
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Educational Factors Contributing to Cochlear Implant Benefit in Children (2003)

  • This article talks about...how education can affect outcomes for children who use cochlear implants.
  • This study found...several factors can affect how well children do. Children in auditory and speech educational environments have better outcomes.
  • This is important because...understanding the factors that can lead to your child’s success can help your family decide what your child needs to be successful with their implants.
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A Comparative Study of Psychosocial Development in Children who Receive Cochlear Implants (2013)

  • This article talks about...the benefits and problems impacting quality of life reported by pediatric cochlear implant users.
  • This study found...pediatric cochlear implant users reported significant benefit in speech understanding, making new friends, and speech production. It also found that pediatric users find care of the device to be burdensome and loud sounds to be problematic.
  • This is important because...understanding how pediatric cochlear implant recipients feel about their quality of life with their cochlear implant can help clinicians support issues and improve outcomes for children.
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