Thursday, August 20, 2009

Cochlear implants now standard for children born deaf

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Cochlear implants are becoming the standard of care for children born profoundly deaf, according to medical experts. About 40% of these children now receive an implant, a 25% increase from five years ago. Medicaid and most private insurers pay for at least one implant, which can allow children to develop spoken language without extensive occupational therapy.