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posted on 07.12.2021, 13:32 by Jiaying Li, Robert Mayr, Fei Zhao

Objective

This study aimed to systematically review and critically appraise the literature describing the phonetic characteristics and accuracy of the consonants, vowels and tones produced by Mandarin-speaking children with cochlear implants (CIs).

Design

The protocol in this review was designed in conformity with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement. EBSCOhost, PubMed, Scopus, PsycINFO, ProQuest Central databases were searched for relevant articles which met the inclusion criteria.

Study sample

A total of 18 journal papers were included in this review.

Results

The results revealed that Mandarin-speaking children with CIs perform consistently more poorly in their production of consonants, in particular on fricatives, have a smaller and less well-defined vowel space, and exhibit greater difficulties in tone realisation, notably T2 and T3, when compared to their normal-hearing (NH) peers. The results from acoustic and accuracy analyses are negatively correlated with CI implantation age, but largely positively correlated with hearing age.

Conclusions

Findings of this review highlight the factors that influence consonant, vowel and tone production in Mandarin-speaking children with CIs, thereby providing critical information for clinicians and researchers working with this population.

History

Published in

International Journal of Audiology

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Acceptance Date

31/08/2021

Publication Date

07/10/2021

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Citation

Jiaying Li, Robert Mayr & Fei Zhao (2021) 'Speech production in Mandarin speaking children with cochlear implants: a systematic review', International Journal of Audiology, DOI: 10.1080/14992027.2021.1978567

Print ISSN

1499-2027

Electronic ISSN

1708-8186

Cardiff Met Affiliation

Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences

Cardiff Met Authors

Jiaying Li Robert Mayr Fei Zhao

Cardiff Met Research Centre/Group

  • Speech, Hearing and Communication

Copyright Holder

© The Authors

Language

en