Researchers Identify Pattern of Cognitive Risks in Some Children with Cochlear Implants

A new study from Indiana University shows that children with profound deafness who receive a cochlear implant had as much as 5 times the risk of delays in areas of working memory, controlled attention, planning, and conceptual learning as children with normal hearing. The research also shows that many children develop average or better executive functioning skills after cochlear implantation. Once again, age of implantation may be a key.