Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Children's Implant Study

According to the first full study to look at how children respond to cochlear implants in both ears, researchers say the children initially have poor control over their voices but gradually learn to gain control over the loudness and pitch of their voices. Researchers at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada looked at the progress of 27 children and compared them to children with normal hearing. They plan to next develop and evaluate therapeutic tools to help with the process. The study appears in the journal Archives of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery.