Date of Completion

Spring 5-1-2022

Thesis Advisor(s)

William Snyder; Chris Simon; Diane Lillo-Martin

Honors Major

Biological Sciences

Second Honors Major



Deaf children often use cochlear implants in settings where background noise is present. This study was designed to review the literature on speech perception in noise abilities of children with cochlear implants. A systematic search of the database Academic Search Premier was used to identify papers. A total of 13 articles were included in this review from an original 144. Results were found to be consistent with other studies. From this review, multiple factors were found to improve speech perception in noise, including using bilateral implants and increased experience with the implants. However, more studies are needed to determine if children are comprehending the information they hear. Additionally, this review makes suggestions for information to be included in future study reports, especially participant age at implantation and language experience.