This article reports an uncontrolled observa- tional study on a small group of infants fitted with cochlear implants following personal audiological criteria and, up to now, with limited literature support due to the innovative nature of the study. This study shows, for the first time, sig- nificantly improved auditory-based outcomes in children implanted younger than 6 months and without an increased rate of complications. The data from the present study must be considered as explorative, and a more extensive study is required.

Cochlear Implants in children younger than 6 months

COLLETTI, Liliana;COLLETTI, Vittorio
2012

Abstract

This article reports an uncontrolled observa- tional study on a small group of infants fitted with cochlear implants following personal audiological criteria and, up to now, with limited literature support due to the innovative nature of the study. This study shows, for the first time, sig- nificantly improved auditory-based outcomes in children implanted younger than 6 months and without an increased rate of complications. The data from the present study must be considered as explorative, and a more extensive study is required.
cochlear implant; younger than 6 months; infants; safety; complication; outcome; speech perception; speech production; language outcomes
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