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The presence of additional handicaps in hearing-impaired children makes the prediction of language ability after cochlear implantation unreliable. Only limited follow-up data on developmental improvement after implantation among multiply handicapped children is available. The present study reports the course of development (audiological and linguistic)(More)
Split hand/split foot malformation (SHFM), which typically appears as lobster-like limb malformation, is a rare clinical condition caused by a partial deletion of chromosome 7q. Hearing impairment sometimes accompanies syndromic SHFM cases; a case of inner and middle ear malformation with SHFM is described in this report. We conducted a genetic evaluation(More)
OBJECTIVE We applied mutation screening in seven cochlear implant users to identify those persons with GJB2-related deafness to determine whether etiology of deafness was predictive of speech performance after implantation. METHODS Direct sequence of GJB2 was conducted over seven cochlear implant users with prelingual hearing impairment and their speech,(More)
OBJECTIVES Early identification and intervention for prelingual bilateral severe to profound hearing loss is supposed to reduce the delay in language development. Many countries have implemented early detection and hearing intervention and conducted regional universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS). However, the benefits of UNHS in later childhood have(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examined syntactic development of auditory comprehension of sentences in Japanese-speaking school-age children with and without hearing impairment. METHODS In total, 592 preschool and school-age children (421 normal-hearing and 171 hearing-impaired) were included in this cross-sectional observation study conducted using the Syntactic(More)
OBJECTIVES The measurement of language development in hearing-impaired children is an important step in assessing the appropriateness of an intervention. We proposed a set of language tests (the Assessment Package for Language Development in Japanese Hearing-Impaired Children [ALADJIN]) to evaluate the development of practical communication skills. This(More)
OBJECTIVES Language development is a key issue in hearing-impaired children. However, interpersonal differences complicate our understanding of the situation. The bimodal or trimodal distribution of language scores in our other reports in this publication imply the presence of fundamental differences among these groups. The characteristic aspects of each(More)
Due to aging and aftereffects of leprosy, many of them are now struggling with hearing loss and visual impairment. The purpose of this study was to investigate and analyze the present situation of hearing level and hearing aid among residents in leprosy sanatorium. We have been carrying out hearing screening for the all ex-patients in three national(More)
OBJECTIVE The monosyllable speech perception ability after years of educational intervention was compared between prelingually deafened pediatric hearing aid users and their cochlear implant counterparts. DESIGN An open-set monosyllabic speech perception test was conducted on all subjects. The test required subjects to indicate a corresponding Japanese(More)
OBJECTIVES Japanese-speaking children in a standard sample were subjected to a test battery (ALADJIN: Assessment Package for Language Development in Japanese Hearing-Impaired Children) to evaluate the effect of language development on both interpersonal communication skills and academic achievement. METHODS A total of 414 preschool and school-age children(More)