What are the effects of cochlear implants (CIs) on language among children with disabilities?
Background: Early implantation of a CI in children with typical development is strongly associated with improved outcomes. There are few studies, however, showing the effects of CI among children with additional disabilities, making decision-making and standards of care difficult for families and providers.
Explore this issue:February 2010
Study design: Small cohort study.
Setting: Twenty children with CIs and developmental disabilities were enrolled at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.