Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Best time for cochlea implants in children

ScienceDaily reports on a study by Johanna Grant Nicholas, Ph.D., research associate professor of otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and colleague Ann E. Geers, Ph.D., from the Southwestern Medical School at the University of Texas at Dallas into determining the best age for a deaf child to receive a cochlea implant. The study found that the answer is before 24 months old if the goal is to have the child speak at the same level as other hearing peers. The National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders supported this research with funding.

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