Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Implants and developmental delays

Doctors shouldn't wait to give implants to children with developmental delays. That's the advice of Stanford researchers who say their findings show implants could substantially benefit babies that have indications of mental retardation later in life. These children’s intellectual development would be helped, the researchers say, even if they never learn to speak. Details are in the August issue of Otology & Neurotology. The research now moves to a systematic look of whether cochlear implants benefit a large cross-section of developmentally delayed deaf children. This effort is being funded by the National Institutes of Health.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You should wait til children become old enough to understand what is coclhear implant. You damage them innocently. Doctors and parents should not make a decision for themselves. Coclhear implants are for old people who lose their hearing and want to bring their hearing back. Doctors and parents should not worry about their deaf children's needs. They are doing fine. There have deaf institutions for deaf children to go to. They have functionally life like hearing people. Doctors are trying to make momney out of you.