College of Health Professions (CHP)

Date of Last Revision

2020-05-05 05:33:56


Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology

Honors Course

7700 496-001

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2020


We systematically reviewed existing research on cochlear implantation and executive function to determine if children with bilateral profound hearing loss with cochlear implantation have executive functioning levels similar to their normal hearing peers. Overall, we wanted to know if cochlear implantation resulted in executive functioning in deaf children. A systematic analysis of research was performed using the Preferred Reporting of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) technique. Research comparing unilaterally implanted children to bilaterally implanted children shows that bilaterally implanted children scored higher on verbal IQ tests. Research comparing predominately bilaterally implanted children to norms presents split results.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Alex Meibos

First Reader

K. Todd Houston

Second Reader

Angela Reif

Honors Faculty Advisor

James Steiger