New Research: Cochlear implants = Greater and Longer Quality-of-Life Improvements

February 13th, 2013 by | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

A new research study about the long-term societal benefits of early implantation was just published in EAR and HEARING: The Official Journal of the American Auditory Society.  The results of the study clearly states that the earlier the child receives a cochlear implant, the better the outcome will be.  More children who received a cochlear implant before 18 months were mainstreamed than those who were implanted after 36 months.  Cochlear implants also led to net societal savings of $31,252 for those who were implanted prior to 18 months old. At the conclusion, the study states, “Early (<18 months) intervention with CI was associated with greater and longer quality-of-life improvements…” Click here to see the study.

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