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Is it difficult for a child with cochlear implants?

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In brief: Adjustment

The younger the child gets implanted, the easier it is to adjust, young kids brains are still "learning" to hear if you will and therefore exploring making noise and acquiring language.
Older kids have to re-learn many concepts but at the end of the day it is a great technology and a unique opportunity to see and hear the world a different way if you are hearing impaired.

In brief: Adjustment

The younger the child gets implanted, the easier it is to adjust, young kids brains are still "learning" to hear if you will and therefore exploring making noise and acquiring language.
Older kids have to re-learn many concepts but at the end of the day it is a great technology and a unique opportunity to see and hear the world a different way if you are hearing impaired.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Austin Mackens
My daughter has bilateral cochlear implants. This was by far the best decision we made for her as an infant. We knew she had profound hearing loss in both ears and would never hear without them so the decision was not difficult for us. The early years were difficult because she didn't understand their purpose, but she adjusted well. She does fantastic now at 6yo. God bless.
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