Language development in a hearing and a deaf twin with simultaneous bilateral cochlear implants.

@article{Ruggirello2010LanguageDI,
  title={Language development in a hearing and a deaf twin with simultaneous bilateral cochlear implants.},
  author={Caterina Ruggirello and Connie Mayer},
  journal={Journal of deaf studies and deaf education},
  year={2010},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={274-86}
}
This case study is an examination of the language development of a single pair of fraternal twins--one with a profound, sensorineural hearing loss who received simultaneous bilateral cochlear implants at 1 year of age and the other with normal hearing. The purpose of the study was to compare the twins' language development over time from 6 months to almost 3 years of age. Findings suggest that early simultaneous bilateral implantation supports the development of age-appropriate language, thus… CONTINUE READING