Researcher Says that Some Children Are Born With Temporary Deafness and Do Not Require Cochlear ImplantBy Hearing Review - The Insider,
Publication Date: May 2007
Article focuses on research conducted by the Department of Communication Disorders at the University of Haifa in Israel that found that some children who are born deaf are able to recover, and do not require cochlear implantation surgery. The researcher stresses that cochlear implants are an excellent form of treatment for children with congenital disabilities whose hearing will not improve over time, though alternative treatments should be sought for children with temporary deafness, which is a new diagnosis. Some children only develop partial hearing following temporary deafness, as these cases can be treated with traditional methods such as hearing aids or other amplification strategies.
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