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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to determine whether children can gain benefit from training on pitch and music perception. Our main goals were to prepare a tool for training pitch and rhythm perception and evaluate musical attitude in children, to determine whether pitch and rhythm perception improve more rapidly through training and to assess the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to evaluate the visual attention skills of deaf children with cochlear implants and to determine whether age at implantation had any impact on visual attention skills. SUBJECT AND METHODS Thirty children with cochlear implants aged 6 and 11 years were evaluated and were compared with age matched 36 normal hearing(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of our study is to present the results of 11 children where auditory brainstem implantation (ABI) was successfully performed to restore hearing. STUDY DESIGN Case presentation. This study was conducted at the departments of Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery at Hacettepe University Ankara, Turkey. PATIENTS Between July 2006 and April(More)
OBJECTIVE Exploring the information and support needs of parents with hearing impairment in habilitation process. The effects of variables such as duration of hearing aid use and habilitation (duration of intervention) and the number of hearing impaired individuals in family are also considered during the evaluation. METHODS Sixty-five parents of children(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the relationship between stimulation rate and adaptation in cochlear implant users. STUDY DESIGN A prospective clinical study. SETTING This study was conducted at Hacettepe University Medical Faculty, which is a tertiary care and cochlear implant center in Ankara, Turkey. PATIENTS Seven patients (three women, four men) who were(More)
OBJECTIVE The main purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between the speech perception skills and state-trait anxiety in cochlear implant user adolescents who were highly selected good candidates. The impact of preoperative speech perception ability on postoperative speech perception and state-trait anxiety status were also examined. (More)
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