Survey 138 children with cochlear implant about their educational environment

Shujiro Minami, Chieko Enomoto, Hidetoshi Kato, Nobuko Yamamoto, Makoto Hosoya, Takeshi Wakabayashi, Keitaro Toshikuni, Tatsuo Matsunaga, Kimitaka Kaga

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In the Tokyo Area, there are several types of educational settings for the infants and young children with hearing impairment. We investigated the educational settings for the 138 children, who underwent cochlear implantation at our hospital. In early childhood. 45 infants were educated at developmental support centers, 67 infants were at preschools for the deaf. 15 infants were at the local auditory rehabilitation centers. and 9 infants were educated at medical facilities. 81 children are now in elementary schools afterwards; 31 are in mainstream schools. 47 are in schools for the deaf. and 3 are in schools for the intellectually disabled.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-269
Number of pages5
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (Japan)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Mar
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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