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Cochlear implantation in older patients: outcomes and comparisons.

Authors
  • Rafferty, A
  • Tapper, L
  • Strachan, D
  • Raine, C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revue de laryngologie - otologie - rhinologie
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2013
Volume
134
Issue
3
Pages
119–124
Identifiers
PMID: 24974403
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Increased life expectancy and availability of cochlear implants (Cls) has led to greater numbers of older patients being eligible for implantation. Our results show improved speech perception and QoL outcomes in all groups. The lack of statistically significant differences between age groups supports the benefits of Cls in the older population. Older age should not be a discriminating factor in candidacy for cochlear implantation and referral of older patients to implant centres should be encouraged.

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