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May 2004


Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2004;158(5):496. doi:10.1001/archpedi.158.5.496

The May 2004 issue of Archives of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery features papers from the Ninth Symposium on Cochlear Impants in Children, held in Washington, DC, in April 2003. Sponsored by the Listening Center at Johns Hopkins and the River School of Washington, DC, the symposium served as an international forum for issues related to early-onset deafness and its rehabilitation. Advances in early diagnosis of deafness now allow the process of hearing rehabilitation to begin before the age of 3 months; combined with technological improvements in multiple channel implants, this carries clear implications for the safety of early implantation and the services that allow children to use this technology to its fullest.