This paper investigates the conversational fluency of young cochlear implant users. The study compares objective measures and subjective impressions of conversation fluency, relates how children’s communication skills influence both objective and subjective measures of conversational fluency, and compares the performance of children who use an oral mode with those who use a total communication mode in everyday conversation.
Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine
Speech Perception; Verbal Behavior; Speech Intelligibility; Cochlear Implants -- child; Rehabilitation of Hearing Impaired
Shoults, Sharon, "Subjective impressions of child cochlear-implant users: effects of conversational fluency, intelligibility, speech perception, and communication mode" (1999). Independent Studies and Capstones. Paper 472. Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine.