Abstract

This paper reports the findings of a study that examined the demographic, educational, and audiological characteristics of a sample of children in Texas who had received cochlear implants. Children who had received implants and children who had not were compared. Differences between the two groups are discussed in the context of the criteria that have been published in the literature for selecting implant candidates. Results indicate that although the published selection criteria were predictive of the characteristics of the implanted sample, there was a degree of flexibility in applying the criteria to choose implant recipients. Audiological comparisons revealed that cochlear implant recipients experience greater reductions in average hearing thresholds than do users of conventional aids, although these findings should be viewed as preliminary.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1543-0375
Print ISSN
0002-726X
Pages
pp. 260-266
Launched on MUSE
2012-07-11
Open Access
No
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