Paediatric auditory brainstem implantation - Impact on audiological rehabilitation and tonal language development
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AbstractObjective: This is a reterospective review of the impact of auditory brainstem implant (ABI) on the audiological rehabilitation and tonal language development of paediatric patients with prelingual profound deafness in Hong Kong. Results: From January 2009 to February 2015, 11 paediatric patients with profound prelingual deafness received ABI in Hong Kong (age range 1.67 - 3.75 years). Aetiologies include cochlear nerve deficiency in 7, severe cochlear malformations in 1 and retrocochlear deafness in 2. All were rehabilitated in Cantonese (a Chinese dialect). Standard paediatric cochlear implant outcome measurements were used in this study and comprise of the 7-sound detection, syllable identification, vowel identification, consonant identification, tone imitation, tone production and speech perception category. Audiological rehabilitation and speech development outcomes were reviewed. Age-matched outcomes of paediatric cochlear implant users were used for comparison. Encouraging results of speech development were found, especially with continued use of ABI. There is a considerable variation in the outcome. Children with coexisting developmental and non-auditory cognitive disabilities do ot perform a well. Conclusion: ABI is a safe and beneficial treatment for profound prelingual deafness in Cantonese-speaking paediatric patients.
All Author(s) ListJohn KK Sung, Betty PK Luk, Terence KC Wong, Jiun F Thong, HT Wong, Michael CT Tong
Name of Conference15th International conference on Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Auditory Technology
Start Date of Conference27/06/2018
End Date of Conference30/06/2018
Place of ConferenceAndtwrp
Country/Region of ConferenceBelgium
Proceedings TitleJournal of Hearing Science
Year2018
Month6
Volume Number8
Issue Number2
Pages237 - 238
ISSN2083-389X
eISSN2084-3127
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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