Cochlear implants in children - A review

Thomas J. Balkany, Annelle V Hodges, Adrien A. Eshraghi, Stacy Butts, Kathy Bricker, Jennifer Lingvai, Marek Polak, Jack King

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Over the past two decades, cochlear implantation has become a widely accepted treatment of deafness in children. Over 20,000 children have received cochlear implants worldwide. Hearing, language and social development outcomes have been positive. We review current issues in cochlear implantation, candidacy, evaluation, surgery, habilitation, ethics and outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)356-362
Number of pages7
JournalActa Oto-Laryngologica
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 25 2002


  • Cochlear implant
  • Deafness
  • Ear surgery
  • Hearing
  • Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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