Language outcomes after cochlear implantation

Hillary Ganek, Amy McConkey Robbins, John K. Niparko

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This article presents a focused review of language, speech, and comprehension outcomes in children with cochlear implants. Language acquisition with early-age implants and later-age implants are discussed, along with literacy and comprehension skills. A wide range of language outcomes is possible for children with cochlear implants, but many can achieve listening and spoken language skills at the same rate as their hearing peers. Appropriate auditory rehabilitation and parental guidance is vital for the development of listening and spoken language skills.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-185
Number of pages13
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2012


  • Auditory training
  • Family-centered intervention
  • Incidental learning
  • Oral communication
  • Sound and symbol correspondence
  • Total communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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