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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 76-80

Cochlear implantation in the elderly

Department Of Otolaryngology, Purpan Hospital, Toulouse, France

Correspondence Address:
MD Young-Je Shin
Service diORL Hopital Purpan Place du Dr. Baylac 31059 Toulouse Cedex
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1319-8491.286865

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Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the procedure and its outcome, the postoperative course and (he audiologic and social benefits of cochlear implantation in the elderly population. Materials and Methods:A This retrospective study analysed data concerning the outcome of the procedure, postoperative course postoperative orthophonic test results and the answers of a questionnaire assessing the changes in communication, perception and social outcomes, for a group of cochlear implant recipients above 60 years-old. Results: Procedure was uneventful in both groups. Minor complications were not more frequent in the elderly. Orthophonic test results were comparable in the elderly and control groups. Conclusion: The benefits of cochlear implantation in the elderly in terms of the quality of life are not statistically different from younger patients.

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