New Technique Allows Children With Cochlear Implants To Understand Words In Noisy Environments
They Can Also Understand Words And Conversations At An Earlier Age
According to a study, singing may help children with cochlear implants. The can have a better hearing in noisy environments. The study analyzed the capacity to differentiate speech in noisy situations. Also, it is an entertaining activity for children. It included informal singing, like the one many people do when taking a shower, from nursery rhymes to popular music. The test included identifying pictures represented in the words they heard through a loudspeaker, at the same time as background noise. The test revealed that children who sang had better identification and attention skills, over the ones that did not. Besides singing, the children were sung by their parents early in life, and if they did it face-to-face, children could watch their parent’s lip movements. People with cochlear implants have trouble identifying conversations in noisy environments because of their inability to hear simultaneous sounds. Also, in the case of children, they cannot fully identify conversations until ages 11 to 15. With singing exercises, children can strengthen the connection between speech and sound, allowing to understand words at an earlier age. More info click here.