Effect Of Speech Therapy in Children with Cochlar Implant

Speech Therapy in Children with Cochlear Implant


  • Muhammad Ahmed Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Lahore
  • Muhammad Azzam Khan Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Lahore
  • Daniel Akhter Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Lahore
  • Ultamish Ahmed AV Hearing Aids and CI Centre Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Maria Mehboob Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Lahore
  • Idrees Farooq PSRD College of Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Ayesha Badar Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Lahore
  • Tallat Anwar Faridi University Institute of Public Health, University of Lahore




Cochlear Implant, Verbal Communication, Speech Intelligibility


Hearing loss is the absence or difficulty in hearing. And its levels range from mild severe to profound while the term deafness is used for the person who cannot hear it. Objective: To determine the effect of speech therapy in children with cochlear implant. Methods: This descriptive study was carried out at Fatima Memorial College Medicine and Dentistry, from 1st October 2021 to December 2021 to determine the effect of speech therapy in children with cochlear implant. For this purpose a total of 30 children who were implanted and receiving speech therapy were evaluated. Effect of speech therapy was determined by collecting data from the parents of cochlear implant children by using a questionnaire. The questionnaire constituted the receptive and expressive language measures that determine the effect of speech therapy. Questionnaire which was used as data collecting instrument that was designed by expert opinion and literature review. Results: Result indicated that out of 30 children who were implanted and receiving speech therapy, 30 (100%) were communicating verbally using word phrase and sentence. These findings suggested that children with cochlear implant were communicating verbally instead of sign language or gestural mode of communication and improved intelligibility. Conclusions: It is concluded that speech therapy is effective in children with cochlear implant


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DOI: 10.54393/pbmj.v5i5.463
Published: 2022-05-31

How to Cite

Ahmed, M. ., Azzam Khan, M. ., Akhter, D. ., Ahmed, U. ., Mehboob, M. ., Farooq , I. ., Badar, A. ., & Faridi, T. A. . (2022). Effect Of Speech Therapy in Children with Cochlar Implant: Speech Therapy in Children with Cochlear Implant. Pakistan BioMedical Journal, 5(5), 253–256. https://doi.org/10.54393/pbmj.v5i5.463



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