Christi Hess

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This report highlights research projects relevant to binaural and spatial hearing in adults and children. In the past decade we have made progress in understanding the impact of bilateral cochlear implants (BiCIs) on performance in adults and children. However, BiCI users typically do not perform as well as normal hearing (NH) listeners. In this article we(More)
OBJECTIVES Growing evidence suggests that children who are deaf and use cochlear implants (CIs) can communicate effectively using spoken language. Research has reported that age of implantation and length of experience with the CI play an important role in a predicting a child's linguistic development. In recent years, the increase in the number of children(More)
HYPOTHESIS A novel reaching for sound (RFS) methodology can yield a high level of spatial hearing ability in 2- to 3-year-old children with normal hearing and with bilateral cochlear implants (BiCIs). BACKGROUND A growing number of children who are deaf are receiving BiCIs at a young age. Their spatial hearing abilities are emerging but highly variable(More)
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