Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Kunnari, Sari
Organisation University of Oulu
Project title Speech perception and spoken language outcomes of early cochlear implantation and hearing aid rehabilitation at ages 4 to 6
Decision No. 311002
Decision date 13.06.2017
Funding,period 01.09.2017 - 31.08.2021
Funding 480 000
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Project description
The main goals of this project are to investigate speech perception and speech and language outcomes of Finnish children with severe-profound hearing impairment who use cochlear implant(s) and in children with moderate-severe hearing impairment who use hearing aids. The proposed project is a continuation and an extension of an ongoing multi-center, prospective study with a repeated measures design. The childrenís speech perception and spoken language abilities are assessed annually with formal tests and by detailed analyses on the childrenís speech at the ages 4 to 6 years.