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Paediatric Cochlear Implantation. Evaluating Outcomes. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2224179
  • Book
  • January 2005
  • 300 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
This book reviews published research concerning outcomes for deaf children with cochlear implants. The publications selected for review meet certain criteria - they were all published in English, they were published since 1994, and the number of children included in each study was at least 12. A thorough literature search was carried out yielding about 200 articles meeting these criteria. Paediatric Cochlear Implants considers a range of outcomes including use of audition by children, the development of language and quality of life. Advances in cochlear implantation that affect outcomes are also discussed.

The book offers critical summaries of relevant papers and an account of the conclusions of the research to date, highlights topics that have received less attention and suggests a framework for considering outcomes. It evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of current research with suggestion for possible future developments.

This book will be of interest to all professionals and researchers concerned with deaf children, to parents of deaf children and to purchasers of healthcare services.

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Chapter1 Reviewing research on outcomes of paediatic cochlear implantation.

Chapter 2 A Summary of outcome measures.

Chapter 3 The researcg reviews.

Chapter 4 Outcomes and factors: a discussion.

List of abbreviations.

Glossary of health economic terms.

Papers reviewed.

Additional references.

Further reading.


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Ernst Thoutenhoofd
Sue Archbold
Sue Gregory
Mark Lutman Institute of Sound & Vibration Research.

Thomas Nikolopoulos
Tracey Sach
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