Carlson ML, Sladen DP, Haynes DS, Driscoll CL, DeJong MD, Erickson HC, Sunderhaus LW, Hedley-Williams A, Rosenzweig EA, Davis TJ, Gifford RH. Evidence for the expansion of pediatric cochlear implant candidacy. Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology. 2015 Jan;36(36). 43-50. PMID: 25275867 [PubMed]
To test the hypothesis that children who are non-traditional cochlear implant candidates, but are not making progress with appropriately fitted hearing aids and intervention, will demonstrate significant benefit from cochlear implantation as defined by improvement in (1) speech perception, (2) auditory skills development, and/or (3) progress on standardized measures of receptive and expressive language.