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OBJECTIVE Verbal communicative competence is the main objective after early cochlear implantation in deaf children. However, there are currently no validated instruments to assess a child's real-world communicative abilities. We adopted a rigorous methodological approach to systematically develop the Functioning after Pediatric Cochlear Implantation(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the predictors of emergent reading skills in children receiving early access to sound with a CI. STUDY DESIGN Prospective case-control study. SETTING Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS Children who received their first cochlear implant (CI) before 24 months of age and had a minimum of 2 years(More)
OBJECTIVE The cochlear implant (CI) has been shown to be associated with better hearing, cognitive abilities, and functional independence. There is variability however in how much benefit each recipient derives from his or her CI. This study's primary objective is to determine the effects of individual and environmental characteristics on CI outcomes. (More)
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