As more children receive and use cochlear implants in this country,
more research becomes available regarding improvements in speech, language,
and development. One such study by Pulsifer et al1 entitled
"Developmental, Audiological, and Speech Perception Functioning in Children
After Cochlear Implant Surgery" appeared in the June issue of ARCHIVES. We
applaud the authors' use of functional performance measures, such as nonverbal
IQ testing and open-set speech recognition. However, we question the use of
parametric statistics in the "speech perception" category of evaluation.
St John R, Nelson DB. Developmental, Audiological, and Speech Perception Functioning in Children After Cochlear Implant Surgery: A Reply. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2004;158(4):401. doi:10.1001/archpedi.158.4.401-a
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