Volume 1, Issue 3 (Summer 2018)                   Func Disabil J 2018, 1(3): 20-26 | Back to browse issues page

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Department of Speech Therapy, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , ZohreAranikashani@gmail.com
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Background and Objective: One of the positive outcomes of cochlear implantation is achieving intelligible speech. Therefore, the measurement of speech intelligibility is a standard criterion for assessing the effectiveness of cochlear implants (CIs). The goal of this study was to compare speech intelligibility in 3 to 5 cochlear-implanted children with their age-matched normal children at three levels of correctness of consonants, vowels and words.
Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 40 children (20 children with cochlear implant, and 20 normal children– matched for age as a control group) were recruited. Speech intelligibility was assessed at three levels of correctness of consonants, vowels and words using the Persian speech intelligibility test.
Results: Findings showed significant difference between speech intelligibility in children with CIs and normal children in levels of consonant, vowel and word correctness (P=0.000)
Conclusion: Speech intelligibility at three levels of correctness of consonants, vowels and words in 3 to 5 year old children with CIs were lower than normal children.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Occupational Therapy
Received: 2018/08/23 | Accepted: 2018/09/1 | Published: 2018/09/27