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Investigation of perception of intonation in primary school ages cochlear implant children and comparison with normal hearing children

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Author(s): Narges Kord | Mohammad Rahim Shah Bodaghi | Seyed Maryam khodami | Mandana Norbakhash | Shohreh Jalaei | Masood Motesadi

Journal: Modern Rehabilitation
ISSN 2008-2576

Volume: 4;
Issue: 3-4;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Perception | Intonation | Cochlear implant | Primary school age children

ABSTRACT
Abstract  Background and aim: Intonation perception mainly relies on fundamental frequency changes perception that is not available for individual with profound to severe hearing loss. The aim of the present study is to investigate the perception of intonation in cochlear implanted children and compare with normal hearing children.  Materials and methods: This study has been carried out on 25 cochlear implanted children and 50 children with normal hearing. An adult who her first language was Persian, expressed some questions and statement sentences. These sentences were playing for child and was asked him/her to determine whether it was in a question form or statement one.     Results: The results showed that perception of question and statement sentences intonation had significantly differences between two groups (P

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