Category: Cochlear Implants

How can we estimate the societal cost of severe to profound hearing loss?

Info for patients, caregivers, and policymakers as it highlights the significant cost implications of severe to profound hearing loss (SPHL) and the potential cost-savings associated with early cochlear implantation (CI). Understanding these financial impacts can inform decisions regarding early intervention and the allocation of resources, ultimately improving access to hearing healthcare and enhancing quality of life for individuals with hearing loss.

Do cochlear implantees have a dampened emotional experience with music?

Crucial information for individuals considering or currently using bilateral cochlear implants. It highlights that while cochlear implants can significantly improve hearing, they may also affect the quality of music perception and emotional response to music. Understanding these potential drawbacks can help patients set realistic expectations and consider additional therapies or strategies to enhance their musical experience and emotional connection to music.

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