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Language and literacy in teenagers fitted with cochlear implants or hearing aids: a ten year follow up.

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Project information

Project status

In progress 2023 - 2027


Cecilia Nakeva Von Mentzer

Research subject

The overall aim of this project is to investigate language and literacy in a group of Deaf and Hard of Hearing teenagers who took part in computer-assisted reading intervention ten years ago. We are also interested in investigating their current psychosocial wellbeing. All of them are fitted with cochlear implants or hearing aids which they received in the mid 2000, at around 2 years of age. Average duration of unaided hearing loss varied between 4 and 7 months in this group, a much shorter period than in earlier follow-up studies. All participants have bilateral hearing aid technology. In the present study, we will investigate abilities digitally to optimize participation. Results will be compared to Swedish norms for teenagers with typical hearing.