Cochlear Implants Has Improved Quality of Life in Profoundly Deaf Patients

by Jayashree on  September 20, 2007 at 8:07 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Cochlear Implants Has Improved Quality of Life in Profoundly Deaf Patients
A new study has shown that cochlear implants, which restore hearing in profoundly deaf patients, also enables many recipients to hear and enjoy music and improve their quality of life.

Although implant recipients' listening habits decline significantly, about half of them still enjoy music, suggests the study presented at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation's Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO in Washington, DC.

The new findings are a result of a questionnaire that was filled by 52 cochlear implant recipients.

The researchers found that 38 per cent of respondents listened to music more than two hours a week. According to them, 52 per cent of the subjects said that they still enjoyed music post-implantation.

People who were better at hearing the sound through their implant also scored higher points during the analysis of a questionnaire for judging the quality of life of the subjects.

The researchers are, however, still unsure whether spending more time listening to music makes the experience more pleasant.

They believe that their findings will lead to a greater emphasis on enhancing the quality of sound that cochlear implants allow, so that the quality of life of implant recipients could also be improved.

Source: ANI

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i have 7 years old daughter, now studying in normal school as primary 1.she is very smart girl and learning status is up to normal kids.she was daignosed with LVAS since 3 years old. now she is wearing hearing aids for hearing. but her hearing progressly drop to profound.we would like her to have cochlear implant inorder she can continue to sutdying and learning for her life.but the implant is very costly ,i hope that somebody can help us not the total cost but partial will do.thanks
wendy,Malaysia with 3 kids 1 with hearing aids 2 hearing

wendy Monday, June 22, 2009
How much are u able to afford.
sunny1 Tuesday, June 23, 2009
the implant itself will cost usd 30,000. we can afford usd 15,000.thanks
wendy Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I have a four years old granddaughter who can benefits with the cochlear implant. She was diagnosed of being hearing impaired since she was two years old. It just very sad that we could not afford the cost of the implant. If there is a charity organization that can help her, I would like her to have the cochlear implant because it will really help her in her everyday life specially with her studies. Even with her condition, she became an honor student in her class. I hope that somebody can help my granddaughter. Thanks!
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