To investigate the efficacy of cochlear implants (CIs) in infants versus children operated at later age in term of spoken language skills and cognitive performances. The infant group showed significantly better results at the CAP than the older children from 12 months to 36 months after surgery (p < .05). Infants PPVT-R outcomes did not differ significantly from normal hearing children, whereas the older age groups never reached the values of normal hearing peers even after 10 years of CI use. TROG outcomes showed that infants developed significantly better grammar skills at 5 and 10 years of follow up (p < .001). Scores for the more complex subtests of the GMDS and LIPS-R were significantly higher in youngest age group (p < .05).

Infants versus older children fitted with cochlear implants: Performance over 10 years

COLLETTI, Liliana;COLLETTI, Vittorio
2011

Abstract

To investigate the efficacy of cochlear implants (CIs) in infants versus children operated at later age in term of spoken language skills and cognitive performances. The infant group showed significantly better results at the CAP than the older children from 12 months to 36 months after surgery (p < .05). Infants PPVT-R outcomes did not differ significantly from normal hearing children, whereas the older age groups never reached the values of normal hearing peers even after 10 years of CI use. TROG outcomes showed that infants developed significantly better grammar skills at 5 and 10 years of follow up (p < .001). Scores for the more complex subtests of the GMDS and LIPS-R were significantly higher in youngest age group (p < .05).
Cochlear Implant; Infants; Children; CAP; Category of Auditory Performance; Infant-Toddler Meaningful Auditory Integration Scale; Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test; Reception of Grammar; Speech Intelligibility Rating
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