Sheffield SW, Haynes DS, Wanna GB, Labadie RF, Gifford RH. Availability of binaural cues for pediatric bilateral cochlear implant recipients. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 2015 Mar;26(26). 289-98. PMID: 25751696 [PubMed]
Bilateral implant recipients theoretically have access to binaural cues. Research in postlingually deafened adults with cochlear implants (CIs) indicates minimal evidence for true binaural hearing. Congenitally deafened children who experience spatial hearing with bilateral CIs, however, might perceive binaural cues in the CI signal differently. There is limited research examining binaural hearing in children with CIs, and the few published studies are limited by the use of unrealistic speech stimuli and background noise.