College of Health Professions (CHP)
Date of Last Revision
Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
Number of Credits
Bachelor of Arts
Date of Expected Graduation
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.
Dr. Alex Meibos
K. Todd Houston
Honors Faculty Advisor
Bonezzi, Jessica and Meibos, Dr. Alex, "Cochlear Implants and Executive Function in Children: A Current Review of Literature" (2020). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1043.