Cochlear Implant Project Introduction
We are a small team of researchers from the University of California, Davis. With support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), we are conducting research to learn how the use of cochlear implants impacts language and cognitive brain processing in young deaf children.
Our Research Team
David P. Corina, PhD
Lee Miller, PhD
Kristina Backer, PhD
What are the goals of this research project?
We are interested in how children with cochlear implants process auditory and visual information. We are using brain-based procedures to see how different experiences using a cochlear implant influence language and cognitive ability. We are trying to measure the effect of experience on how a child’s brain processes auditory and visual information. Recording children’s brain activity while they are listening to sounds and watching images can give us a glimpse as to how your child is adapting to this new mode of listening. We will follow some children year after year to investigate developmental changes that take place as children develop.
Who Can Participate?
We are seeking deaf children with cochlear implants who:
We are also seeking hearing children between the ages of 1.5 to 8 years of age
Please visit our 'Participate' page to participate and our 'Info for Parents' page to learn more about what to expect when you sign up for our study.