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A contextual model of stress was employed to examine the impact of cochlear implantation on parents' levels of stress and psychological adjustment. This model provided a framework for identifying stressors tied directly to the situation, and pointed to important life roles that may be altered. Twenty-four mothers of children implanted with cochlear implants(More)
The purpose of this study was to identify predictors of effective use of a cochlear implant in a sample of 29 profoundly deaf children, who had been using their devices an average of 2 years. The relationship between the variables of age of onset of deafness, etiology, and communication mode measured prior to implant surgery were correlated with a(More)
PURPOSE To characterize concurrent retinal vessel pathologies reminiscent to retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in a rat model of periventricular leukomalacia (PVL), in order to identify uniform damage pathways in both organs, the eye and the brain. METHODS Ischemia was induced in Long Evans rat pups on postnatal day 6 (P6) with unilateral (left side)(More)
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