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Learning from the Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with Hearing Impairment (LOCHI) study: summary of 5-year findings and implications.
Int J Audiol. 2018 05; 57(sup2):S105-S111.IJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

This article summarises findings of the Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with Hearing Impairment (LOCHI) study, and discusses implications of the findings for research and clinical practice.

DESIGN

A population-based study on outcomes of children with hearing loss. Evaluations were conducted at five years of age.

STUDY SAMPLE

Participants were 470 children born with hearing loss between 2002 and 2007 in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland in Australia, and who first received amplification or cochlear implantation by three years of age.

RESULTS

The earlier hearing aids or cochlear implants were fitted, the better the speech, language and functional performance outcomes. Better speech perception was also associated with better language and higher cognitive abilities. Better psychosocial development was associated with better language and functional performance. Higher maternal education level was also associated with better outcomes. Qualitative analyses of parental perspectives revealed the multiple facets of their involvement in intervention.

CONCLUSIONS

The LOCHI study has shown that early fitting of hearing devices is key to achieving better speech, language and functional performance outcomes for children with hearing loss. The findings are discussed in relation to changes in clinical practice and directions for future research.

Authors+Show Affiliations

a Research , National Acoustic Laboratories , Sydney , Australia. b The HEARing CRC , Melbourne , Australia.a Research , National Acoustic Laboratories , Sydney , Australia. b The HEARing CRC , Melbourne , Australia.b The HEARing CRC , Melbourne , Australia. c Department of Linguistics and Centre for Cognition and its Disorders, Macquarie University , Sydney , Australia , and. d Renwick Centre , Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children , Sydney , Australia.c Department of Linguistics and Centre for Cognition and its Disorders, Macquarie University , Sydney , Australia , and.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29020839

Citation

Ching, Teresa Y C., et al. "Learning From the Longitudinal Outcomes of Children With Hearing Impairment (LOCHI) Study: Summary of 5-year Findings and Implications." International Journal of Audiology, vol. 57, no. sup2, 2018, pp. S105-S111.
Ching TYC, Dillon H, Leigh G, et al. Learning from the Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with Hearing Impairment (LOCHI) study: summary of 5-year findings and implications. Int J Audiol. 2018;57(sup2):S105-S111.
Ching, T. Y. C., Dillon, H., Leigh, G., & Cupples, L. (2018). Learning from the Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with Hearing Impairment (LOCHI) study: summary of 5-year findings and implications. International Journal of Audiology, 57(sup2), S105-S111. https://doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2017.1385865
Ching TYC, et al. Learning From the Longitudinal Outcomes of Children With Hearing Impairment (LOCHI) Study: Summary of 5-year Findings and Implications. Int J Audiol. 2018;57(sup2):S105-S111. PubMed PMID: 29020839.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Learning from the Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with Hearing Impairment (LOCHI) study: summary of 5-year findings and implications. AU - Ching,Teresa Y C, AU - Dillon,Harvey, AU - Leigh,Greg, AU - Cupples,Linda, Y1 - 2017/10/12/ PY - 2017/10/13/pubmed PY - 2019/9/19/medline PY - 2017/10/13/entrez KW - LOCHI study KW - Paediatric KW - cochlear implant KW - early intervention KW - hearing aid KW - outcomes SP - S105 EP - S111 JF - International journal of audiology JO - Int J Audiol VL - 57 IS - sup2 N2 - OBJECTIVE: This article summarises findings of the Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with Hearing Impairment (LOCHI) study, and discusses implications of the findings for research and clinical practice. DESIGN: A population-based study on outcomes of children with hearing loss. Evaluations were conducted at five years of age. STUDY SAMPLE: Participants were 470 children born with hearing loss between 2002 and 2007 in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland in Australia, and who first received amplification or cochlear implantation by three years of age. RESULTS: The earlier hearing aids or cochlear implants were fitted, the better the speech, language and functional performance outcomes. Better speech perception was also associated with better language and higher cognitive abilities. Better psychosocial development was associated with better language and functional performance. Higher maternal education level was also associated with better outcomes. Qualitative analyses of parental perspectives revealed the multiple facets of their involvement in intervention. CONCLUSIONS: The LOCHI study has shown that early fitting of hearing devices is key to achieving better speech, language and functional performance outcomes for children with hearing loss. The findings are discussed in relation to changes in clinical practice and directions for future research. SN - 1708-8186 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29020839/Learning_from_the_Longitudinal_Outcomes_of_Children_with_Hearing_Impairment__LOCHI__study:_summary_of_5_year_findings_and_implications_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14992027.2017.1385865 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -