Speech recognition performance of older children with cochlear implants.

  title={Speech recognition performance of older children with cochlear implants.},
  author={Mary Joe Osberger and Laurel Fisher and Sue Zimmerman-Phillips and Lutz Schimansky Geier and Matthew J. Barker},
  journal={The American journal of otology},
  volume={19 2},
HYPOTHESIS The primary purpose of this study was to determine if children, > or =5 years old, with onset of deafness before the acquisition of spoken language (i.e., prelingually deafened) derived more benefit from multichannel cochlear implants than from conventional hearing aids. It was hypothesized that children who used oral communication (speech plus listening) would demonstrate higher levels of performance after implantation than children who used total communication (English sign system… CONTINUE READING

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