Young deaf children with bilateral cochlear implants can learn words faster than hearing peers at 12, 18 and 24 months after implantation, electroencephalography studies show. We observed that when deaf children get their implants, they learn words faster than those with normal hearing. Consequently, they build up certain word pools faster. ~ Niki Vavatzanidis, scientist at
Ninety-six per cent of infants in the US have a newborn hearing test by one month old, but many do not access the Early Hearing Detection Intervention guidelines of 1-3-6 months, or detection by one month, evaluation by 3 months and intervention by 6 months, researcher Christine Yoshinaga-Itano says. Notably, just half of deaf babies
Researcher Ann Geers, (Pediatrics, June 2017) published some very compelling data about children with cochlear implants and sign language use. Specifically, no advantage existed for parents to use sign language before or after an infant underwent cochlear implant surgery. Overall, deaf children with implants who never learned sign language had better language, reading and spoken language
Audiologist supply and quality hearing services are vital for born-deaf infants to get to hear and talk, according to Susan Daniels, CEO of the UK’s National Deaf Childrens’ Society. In a recent Huffington Post article, Daniels emphasises: Audiologists, hearing specialists in hospitals and health centres, are a vital lifeline for the 45,000 deaf children in the UK
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