Introduction to the Special Session on Intervention and Outcomes of Children With Hearing Loss Purpose This research forum article introduces the special session on “Intervention and Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss” presented at the HEaring Across the Lifespan (HEAL) Conference in 2014. Method The method involved a narrative summary of the key findings of two papers presented during the session. ... Research Forum
Research Forum  |   September 01, 2015
Introduction to the Special Session on Intervention and Outcomes of Children With Hearing Loss
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Teresa Y. C. Ching
    National Acoustic Laboratories, Australian Hearing, Sydney, Australia
    HEARing CRC, Australia
  • Disclosure: The author has declared that no competing interests existed at the time of publication.
    Disclosure: The author has declared that no competing interests existed at the time of publication. ×
  • Correspondence to Teresa Y. C. Ching: teresa.ching@nal.gov.au
  • Editor and Associate Editor: Larry Humes
    Editor and Associate Editor: Larry Humes×
Article Information
Hearing Disorders / Research Forum: Intervention and Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss
Research Forum   |   September 01, 2015
Introduction to the Special Session on Intervention and Outcomes of Children With Hearing Loss
American Journal of Audiology, September 2015, Vol. 24, 344. doi:10.1044/2015_AJA-15-0008
History: Received January 13, 2015 , Revised February 8, 2015 , Accepted February 15, 2015
 
American Journal of Audiology, September 2015, Vol. 24, 344. doi:10.1044/2015_AJA-15-0008
History: Received January 13, 2015; Revised February 8, 2015; Accepted February 15, 2015

Purpose This research forum article introduces the special session on “Intervention and Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss” presented at the HEaring Across the Lifespan (HEAL) Conference in 2014.

Method The method involved a narrative summary of the key findings of two papers presented during the session.

Results Early intervention was effective in improving outcomes of children with significant bilateral hearing loss. Preliminary findings on children with mild or unilateral hearing loss showed communicative development on par with their normal-hearing peers.

Conclusion Children with bilateral hearing loss benefited from early detection and intervention.

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