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August 19, 2016
Two cochlear implants help deaf children at school

[via: www.hear-it.org] A study shows that deaf children who receive two cochlear implante are able to bridge the academic gap to those with normal hearing

Deaf primary school students with two cochlear implants perform much better on exams than children with only one, research from The University of Melbourne in Australia shows.

The earlier, the better

The study found that children with profound hearing loss have learned at a rate of 55-65% compared to those with normal hearing, but those given two cochlear implants early have bridged the gap. The study of children across Australia and New Zealand also revealed that the earlier the implants were fitted, the better their results would be.

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