The Effect of Differential Listening Experience on the Development of Expressive and Receptive Language in Children With Bilateral Cochlear Implants Hess, Christi; Zettler-Greeley, Cynthia; Godar, Shelly P.; More Hess, Christi; Zettler-Greeley, Cynthia; Godar, Shelly P.; Ellis-Weismer, Susan; Litovsky, Ruth Y. Less Ear and Hearing. 35(4):387-395, July/August 2014. Abstract Abstract In Brief In Brief Favorites PDF Get Content & Permissions Abstract: In Brief: Bilateral cochlear implants (BiCIs) have been shown to improve spatial hearing and speech in noise abilities, but the benefits for language development have not been investigated. This study examined the relationship between performance on language and nonverbal IQ tests, and the ages at implantation of the first CI and second CI in children with BiCIs (n = 39; ages 4 to 9). This cohort of children, who are mainstreamed in schools at age-appropriate grades, whose mothers’ education is high and whose families’ socio-economic status is high, had, as a group, on average, language scores within the same range as the normative sample of hearing children.