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COCHLEAR IMPLANTATION IN BOTH EARS MAY IMPROVE SPEECH PERCEPTION

May 23, 2006
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A new study suggests that sequential bilateral cochlear implantation, or the placement of cochlear implants in both of a child's ears through separate surgeries, has the potential to improve speech perception abilities in quiet and in noise. Cochlear implants are electronic devices that have the potential to restore partial hearing to the deaf.
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