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access to sound dramatically improves language outcomes: Studies
confirm that access to sound, through devices such as cochlear
high-powered hearing aids at the youngest age possible, gives children
best opportunity to acquire communication skills similar to those
Children who received cochlear implants as infants
and toddlers showed rapid improvement in auditory
skills in the first year after implantation. The
youngest children achieved the highest auditory
skills and acquired auditory skills very close to
those of their hearing peers at younger ages.
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