Bilateral cochlear implants in children: A study of language and speech perception outcomes

Wong, Stephanie, Scarinci, Nerina, Hickson, Louise, Rose, Tanya and Constantinescu, Gabriella (2013) Bilateral cochlear implants in children: A study of language and speech perception outcomes. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Audiology, 33 1: 48-68.

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Author Wong, Stephanie
Scarinci, Nerina
Hickson, Louise
Rose, Tanya
Constantinescu, Gabriella
Title Bilateral cochlear implants in children: A study of language and speech perception outcomes
Journal name Australian and New Zealand Journal of Audiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1443-4873
1839-5244
Publication date 2013-05
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 33
Issue 1
Start page 48
End page 68
Total pages 21
Place of publication Bowen Hills, QLD Australia
Publisher Australian Academic Press
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This preliminary study aimed to determine whether there were identifiable improvements in language and speech perception abilities in children with severe to profound bilateral hearing loss, who received sequential bilateral cochlear implants (CIs). Data was collected from 22 children from an early auditory–verbal therapy intervention centre. Assessment data was collected for receptive vocabulary, and expressive, receptive, and total language standard scores. Scores were compared with the Wilcoxon signed-rank test for participants with data when they were fitted with one and two CIs. No
significant differences in receptive vocabulary scores (n = 4), and expressive, receptive, and total language scores (n = 6) were found one to two years after bilateral implantation. Speech perception data before and after bilateral implantation were categorised and compared for 21 out of the 22 children. Results indicated an improvement in speech perception abilities
for 14 out of 21 children within one year after the second CI. Results indicate varied performance for participants in this study and the need for further research on outcomes of bilateral implantation.
Keyword Bilateral
Cochlear implants
Language
Speech perception
Children
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