The ear is connected to the brain: Some new directions in the study of children with cochlear implants at Indiana University

Derek M. Houston, Jessica Beer, Tonya R. Bergeson, Steven B. Chin, David B. Pisoni, Richard T. Miyamoto

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Since the early 1980s, the DeVault Otologic Research Laboratory at the Indiana University School of Medicine has been on the forefront of research on speech and language outcomes in children with cochlear implants. This paper highlights work over the last decade that has moved beyond collecting speech and language outcome measures to focus more on investigating the underlying cognitive, social, and linguistic skills that predict speech and language outcomes. This recent work reflects our growing appreciation that early auditory deprivation can affect more than hearing and speech perception. The new directions include research on attention to speech, word learning, phonological development, social development, and neurocognitive processes. We have also expanded our subject populations to include infants and children with additional disabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)446-463
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Audiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012



  • Auditory rehabilitation
  • Cochlear implants
  • Diagnostic techniques
  • Pediatric audiology
  • Speech perception

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Speech and Hearing

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