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Respiratory function and language abilities of profoundly deaf adolescents with and without cochlear implants

Body Composition Assessment
Author
Zebrowska A et al.
Used Parameters : BMI, PBF

Publication Year : 2016

Country : Poland

Journal : Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

The objective of the study was to investigate whether hearing loss has an effect on the ventilatory functional capability and whether possible deviations of ventilatory variables from the reference ranges could have to do with the language abilities of deaf adolescents. Spirometric evaluations were performed in 72 prelingually profoundly deaf adolescents with and without cochlear implants (CI) and compared with the results of a control group consisting of 48 participants with normal hearing (CG). The deaf adolescents showed a …
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