Research finds positive long-term outcomes of cochlear implantation
From Penn State Brandywine Campus, 11/26/2013
Penn State Brandywine Assistant Professor of Psychology Daniela Martin is on the frontline of significant, unique research. With the first generation of cochlear implant recipients reaching adulthood, Martin and her colleagues are out to discover the long-term psychological outcomes of this relatively new medical procedure.
A cochlear implant is a small electronic device surgically implanted into the inner ear that provides a sense of sound to those who are profoundly deaf or who are hearing impaired.
Because of today’s cochlear implant technology; profoundly deaf children frequently attend mainstream schools with children who have normal hearing, which wasn’t always an option in the past.