Benefits of cochlear implantation on the whole child: Longitudinal changes in cognition, behavior, parenting, and health-related quality of life

Alexandra Quittner, Ivette Cejas, Jennifer Barnard, John K. Niparko

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Abstract

Early cochlear implantation has multiple benefits for children with hearing loss. Longitudinal studies have shown improvements in visual attention, behavioral regulation, and health-related quality of life. Although tremendous gains in oral language have been documented, significant deficits in behavioral and social-emotional functioning remain. Currently, pediatric cochlear implant teams focus on remediation of audiological and oral language skills, but often ignore the impact of deafness on broader areas of functioning and the family system. This chapter provides a review of outcomes across several domains, with recommendations for family-centered interventions that have shown promise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric Cochlear Implantation: Learning and the Brain
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages199-210
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781493927883
ISBN (Print)9781493927876
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Attention
  • Behavioral regulation
  • Cochlear implants
  • Early intervention
  • Health-related quality of life
  • Parenting stress
  • Social competence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Quittner, A., Cejas, I., Barnard, J., & Niparko, J. K. (2016). Benefits of cochlear implantation on the whole child: Longitudinal changes in cognition, behavior, parenting, and health-related quality of life. In Pediatric Cochlear Implantation: Learning and the Brain (pp. 199-210). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2788-3_12