Spoken language and everyday functioning in 5-year-old children using hearing aids or cochlear implants
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This study investigated the factors influencing 5-year language, speech, and everyday functioning of children with congenital hearing loss. Design: Standardised tests including PLS-4, PPVT-4 and DEAP were directly administered to children. Parent reports on language (CDI) and everyday functioning (PEACH) were collected. Regression analyses were conducted to examine the influence of a range of demographic variables on outcomes. Study sample: Participants were 339 children enrolled in the Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with Hearing Impairment (LOCHI) study.