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Cochlear Implantation in Deaf Infants
Objectives: With the application of universal newborn hearing screening programs, a large pool of newly identified deaf infants has been identified. The benefits of early intervention with cochlear implants (CI) is being explored. Mounting evidence suggests that age at implantation is a strong predictor of language outcomes. However, new behavioral procedures are needed to measure speech and language skills during infancy. Also, procedures are needed to analyze the speech input to young CIdoi:10.1097/01.mlg.0000172039.26650.9b pmid:16094108 fatcat:kysyway75ndqnewue3y2qcsbl4