Children who wear digital hearing-aids consistently, have better speech and language abilities overall, due to having access to incidental sound.
Researchers at the University of Iowa proved this correlation in preschool-aged children with hearing-aids by measuring (1) the benefit the aids gave the children and (2) the duration for which the aids were worn, every day.
Two key findings the researchers noted:
“The… improved hearing [from] hearing aids was associated with better speech and language development in children”
Early speech-work, and positive life-paths in children are linked:
“Numerous studies have shown that speech and language development during the preschool years plays a vital role in the success of children in school and later life”
The study (Tomblin et al) published in JAMA Otolaryngology, in April 2014.
- Hearing-Aids (And Parents) Boost Childrens’ Vocabulary
- Parents’ Essential Role In Language Development
- Hearing-Aids + Learning = Education
- Teaching Deaf Children To Listen And Speak
- Hearing Devices Double As Tiny Media Devices
- Roger Pen Clarifies Spoken Language For Children
- How Listening And Speaking Lifts Literacy Levels
- Essential Hearing-Aid Tips For Parents & Families