Longitudinal evaluation of communication skills of children with single- or multichannel cochlear implants

R. T. Miyamoto, M. J. Osberger, A. M. Robbins, W. A. Myres, K. Kessler, M. L. Pope

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Abstract

Performance on speech perception, speech production, and language tests was measured over time in children who used the 3M/House or the Nucleus cochlear implant. The speech perception and production results demonstrated higher performance levels and faster rates of learning for the multichannel than for the single-channel users. The performance of the children with the single-channel implant on the speech perception and production measures reached a plateau by 1.5 years post implant, whereas the children using the multichannel device continued to show improvement after 2 or more years of implant use. Changes in language were limited over time with no obvious difference in performance as a function of type of implant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-222
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Otology
Volume13
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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    Miyamoto, R. T., Osberger, M. J., Robbins, A. M., Myres, W. A., Kessler, K., & Pope, M. L. (1992). Longitudinal evaluation of communication skills of children with single- or multichannel cochlear implants. American Journal of Otology, 13(3), 215-222.