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Cochlear implants provide an electrical signal that may assist in the development of the central auditory system. In order to capitalize on the developmental processes associated with a maturing auditory system, many authors suggest cochlear implantation should be performed at very young ages. In...
Research studies reviewed here have identified a wide variety of factors that may influence a child's auditory, speech and language development following cochlear implantation. Intrinsic characteristics of the implanted child, including gender, family socioeconomic status, age at onset of hearing...