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Audiology 2009;5(1): 86-93.
Published online: December 31, 2009.
doi: http://doi.org/10.21848/audiol.2009.5.1.86
학령기 아동의 인공와우 이식 수술 전·후의 청각 수행력에 대한 사례
서영란1, 조수진2
2대불대학교 언어치료청각학과
Auditory Performance Before and After Cochlear Implantation in School-Aged Children
Yeongran Seo1, Soojin Cho2
1Kyeong Shin Aural Rehabilitation Center, Daegu, Korea
2Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology, Daebul University, Yeongam, Korea
Correspondence  Soojin Cho ,Tel: (061) 469-1482, Fax: (061) 469-1317, Email: sj2434@db.ac.kr
Received: November 6, 2009;  Accepted: December 2, 2009.  Published online: December 31, 2009.
The present study examined auditory performance before and after cochlear implantation in three school-aged children with hearing and listening tests in order to investigate factors affecting auditory performance after cochlear implantation and the importance of auditory rehabilitation. After cochlear implantation, subject 1 had better auditory performance than subjects 1 and 2 to some extent afterwards. In particular listening tests of one syllable (36%) and two syllables (52%) with auditory-only (AO) word tests for subject 1 were better than subject 2 (16%, 24%) and subject 3 (24%, 8%) respectively. The reasons for good auditory performance in subject 1 were as follows. Subject 1 already had good auditory performance before cochlear implantation, and had received aural rehabilitation for a longer period (4 years six months) than subjects 2 and 3 (2 years eight and ten months). The age of cochlear implantation in subject 1 was earlier than subject 2 and subject 3. The results of this study suggested that school-aged children with cochlear implants should receive auditory rehabilitation including auditory training continuously in order to train their residual hearing and adjust themselves to the cochlear implant. and psycho-social counseling and hearing-related information should be provided to their families, friends and teachers.
Key Words: Auditory performance·Cochlear implantation·School-aged children.
중심단어: 인공와우 이식술· 청각 수행력· 학령기 아동.
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