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Weisi F, Rezaei M, Lotfi G, Valadbeigi A. Comparison of Phonological Awareness between children with cochlear implants and children with hearing aids. Pajouhan Sci J 2013; 11 (2) :35-38
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Background and Objectives: Advanced phonological skills are important for the acquisition of reading skills. Children with hearing impairment have reading skills are weaker than others because of auditory inputs and due to the defect in phonological skills. The use of hearing aids and cochlear implants help to collect information on people who are hard of hearing.
Methods: This descriptive - analytic study was done on 12 children with cochlear implant and 12 children with hearing aids that were selected from second grades students of Tehran primary schools. Children's phonological performance was assessed by phonological subtests of Nama reading test and the data were analyzed using version 16.0 of SPSS.
Results: The results showed that the means of scores of children with cochlear implants in Rhyme task were significantly greater than the children with hearing aids (P=0.034). But in means of scores of Phone deletion and Non-word reading tasks were not significant different between two groups (P=0.919, P=0.670).
Conclusion: Cochlear implant with accessibility auditory inputs can facilitated the acquisition of phonological awareness skills in hearing loss children. But whereas the other language inputs such as sight and touch input helped to developing these skills, children with hearing aids too also can acquisition these skills.
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Type of Study: Research Article |
Received: 2014/09/13 | Accepted: 2014/09/13 | Published: 2014/09/13

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