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    Ito, Takagi, Kawano, Takahashi & Honjo (1995) - greater improvement in speech production occured in postlingual, then in prelingual & children


    Vowel recognition was good

    Consonant recognition was inadequate

    Most could understand speech without lip-reading in a quiet environment

    Hearing ability was reduced in noisy environments or while listening to TV or music

    Prelingual adults and children needed a longer rehabilitation period then did postlingual

    Cooperation of medical personnel, family, teachers and therapists was essential

    Overall, patients reported being satisfied with implants

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