Health effects of cochlear implants.
Audiology Section, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand.
- Published Article
The New Zealand medical journal
- Publication Date
May 31, 2013
There are lengthy waiting lists for adult cochlear implantation. The need to wait and the lack of a known date for surgery, in combination with having a profound hearing loss is likely to result in chronic stress. Chronic stress may increase the risk of physical and mental illness via physiological systems which mediate response to environmental threats. Cochlear implantation may alleviate chronic stress in people on the waiting list, and these findings support the hypothesis that this influences physical health.
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