05 July 2022

Many benefits from cochlear implants and bone conduction devices

The use of cochlear implants and bone conduction devices pay off in many ways: hearing, self-concept levels, quality of life and economically.

Better word recognition in children with a bilateral cochlear implantation

A Korean study has compared the word recognition abilities of children with a bilateral cochlear implantation and children with a unilateral cochlear implantation. The study found that children with bilateral cochlear implantations had significantly higher word recognition scores than children with unilateral cochlear implantations with words embedded in both high- and low-predictability sentences in noisy conditions.

High self-concept levels among children who use cochlear implants

A study has shown that the self-concept levels of children with profound hearing loss who use cochlear implants (CIs) are at the same level as or higher than normal hearing children.  In the study, the children who use cochlear implants are also generally satisfied with their functioning in various domains e.g., in relation to speech perception and language comprehension.

Cochlear implantations pay off

A Dutch study has found that cochlear implantations are economically sound investments and that cochlear implantations therefore generate an advantage for both patients and society. The study found that the increased healthcare costs due to a cochlear implantation were more than compensated by the value of the health benefits and by savings in educational and productivity costs.

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A bone conducting device improves quality of life

A British study has shown that people who receive a unilateral bone conducting device because of a hearing problem in one of their ears reported immense improvements in quality of life in nearly all areas of their life.

Bone conduction devices when having microtia or atresia

Finally, a Polish study has documented that bone conduction devices provide an effective method of auditory rehabilitation for children with conductive hearing loss or mixed hearing loss caused by microtia and atresia.

Read more:
Better word recognition in children with a bilateral cochlear implantation

High self-concept levels among children who use cochlear implants

Cochlear implantations pay off

A bone conducting device improves quality of life

Microtia and atresia can be treated efficiently with a bone conduction device
 

 

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