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.
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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.
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