A tool for assessing functional use of audition in children: Results in children with the MED-EL COMBI 40 cochlear implant system

Darla C. Franz, Nancy Caleffe-Schenck, Karen IIer Kirk

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Abstract

An instrument for measuring and tracking changes in auditory skill development over time was developed for use ivith a group of children with profound deafness ivho received a MED-EL COMBI 40+ cochlear implant. The aim of this paper is to describe the use of this instrument, the Checklist of Auditory Communication Skills, and to present results obtained both pre- and postoperatively on a population of children who participated in the MED-EL COMBI 40+ Cochlear Implant System Clinical Trial in the United States. Tlie Checklist of Auditory Communication Skills is intended to provide a means for reltabilitative professionals to track progress on a variety of auditory tlierapy targets arranged in hierarchical fashion. These behaviors range from tlte most basic detection skills through advanced auditory processing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-196
Number of pages22
JournalVolta Review
Volume104
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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