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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||American Journal of Otology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1992|
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