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Criteria for cochlear implantation in children who are hearing impaired


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Stepušin, Sanja. (2019). Criteria for cochlear implantation in children who are hearing impaired. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Phonetics. [mentor Mildner, Vesna].

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Cochlear implantation is a therapeutic procedure of choice for individuals with profound sensorineural hearing loss. There are many criteria, i.e. factors that influence the outcome of the cochlear implantation, and one of the most important in prelingually deaf children is the age at cochlear implantation. Early detection of hearing loss is necessary for timely and appropriate rehabilitation, which reduces the consequences of hearing loss and improves communication with the environment. The aim of rehabilitation is to enable the development of child's cognitive, social and emotional potentials and integrate it into a regular education system. One of the possible treatment methods is the Verbotonal Method which was developed by Petar Guberina and has been applied in Croatia for a long time. The method develops and/or restores speaking and hearing abilities to hearing impared people by linguistic (lexical) and non-linguistic (non-lexical) means. The process that a child passes before, during and after cochlear implantation is demanding for the child and for the parents. That is why motivation and perseverance, realistic expectations and support are important during this process.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: cochlear implant, criteria forcochlear implantation,rehabilitation, Verbotonal Method
Subjects: Phonetics
Departments: Department of Phonetics
Supervisor: Mildner, Vesna
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2019 10:55
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2019 10:55

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