Mini-Course: Challenging Situations


6 - Hearing and Language Challenges

Speech and language challenges: Speech and language delays

Children receive cochlear implants at all different ages.

"Hearing age" refers to the difference between the child's chronological age and the age at which he received the cochlear implant.

For example, a five-year-old who received a cochlear implant at the age of three has a hearing age of two years. Therefore, the child may use language more like a two-year-old than a five-year-old.

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