Capability of deaf children with a cochlear implant.

Conclusion: Deaf children with cochlear implants who are performing well on linguistic and auditory tests can still experience serious limitations in desired functioning. Our findings suggest that a capability approach may reveal aspects of what is being achieved through rehabilitation that might otherwise remain unnoticed, and that could help to further improve the well-being of our patients.IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATIONOverall, children with cochlear implants appeared disadvantaged in certain capability areas, like accessing information, communication, social participation, and participation in school.It may be worthwhile to also ascertain capabilities in these children, representing a domain not covered by clinical measures, tapping directly into areas that are valuable to the patient. PMID: 31724886 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research

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A lot happened in the world of communication sciences and disorders in 2019. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved cochlear implants for single-sided deafness. Skilled nursing facilities reacted to Medicare reimbursement changes in an unexpected and unfortunate way. A video clip showing comedian D. J. Pryor “talking” with his baby son went viral and demonstrated the benefits of communicating with your child to millions. People with communication disorders made more appearances on big and little screens. One of those featured was a child with a cochlear implant in Pixar’s Toy Story 4. We covered t...
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Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Cochlear Implants Source Type: research
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