The Effect of Age of Cochlear Implantation on the Development of Central Auditory Pathways A central issue in the field of cochlear implants is, “When is the best time to implant a deaf child so that the child will acquire a normal level of speech and language skills?” The prevailing wisdom is that the best time would be before the effects of deafness ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2002
The Effect of Age of Cochlear Implantation on the Development of Central Auditory Pathways
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Anu Sharma
    Callier Advanced Hearing Research Center, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX
  • Michael F. Dorman
    Arizona Biomedical Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
    University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, UT
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Hearing & Speech Perception / Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants & Assistive Technology / Articles
Article   |   October 01, 2002
The Effect of Age of Cochlear Implantation on the Development of Central Auditory Pathways
SIG 6 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics, October 2002, Vol. 6, 5-6. doi:10.1044/hhd6.2.5
SIG 6 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics, October 2002, Vol. 6, 5-6. doi:10.1044/hhd6.2.5
Acknowledgments
This research was supported by grant # R01 DC 04552 from the NIDCD to the first author and by grant #DC00654-12 from the NIDCD to the second author. We are grateful to the following persons and institutions for their support in obtaining data for this project: Wendell Todd and Jolie Fainberg at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Ann Geers and Lisa Davidson at the Central Institute for the Deaf, and Nanette Newbergat the Primary Children’s Hospital, Salt Lake City. We would like to thank Kathryn Martin for her assistance in data collection.
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