[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0562224]
Researchers Dr LR Komesaroff; Prof MB Hyde; Prof M Bagaric
Brief description Cochlear implantation is the primary response to severe and profound early childhood deafness and the number of children implanted has increased through earlier detection of deafness and advances in technology. Australia has among the world's highest rate of implantation and also of general class inclusion of deaf students (>80%), typically an anticipation that accompanies cochlear implantation. Previous research, however, shows that this is often at some cost to the social participation of many of the children. This collaborative project will generate an understanding of the personal, social, and educational outcomes of implantation through a comparison of anticipated benefits to a range of outcomes.
Funding Amount $148,926
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects