Outcomes Comparable for Younger, Older Children With Surgically Implanted Hearing AidsBy Hearing Review,
Publication Date: February 2007
Article focuses on research that suggests that outcomes following surgically implanted hearing aids that are anchored to bone are comparable for children younger than five and those older than five. Early consistent stimulation of the cochlea is imperative to a child’s development of speech and language. Bone-anchored hearing aids are used to treat hearing loss by stimulating the cochlea, and conducting sound through the bone. Medical literature holds that the ideal age for implantation is two to four years, though the United States Food and Drug Administration has approved the devices only for use in children over five.
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