Sequential Bilateral Cochlear Implantations Improve Quality Of Life In Kids

A report published Online First by the Archives of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
shows evidence to suggest that children receiving cochlear implants in
separate, sequential surgeries, see overall improvements in their
quality of life. The study, led by Marloes Sparreboom, M.A., Radboud University Nijmegen
Medical Centre, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, stresses the importance of
collecting information concerning the quality of life of children
receiving cochlear implantations, given the lack of previous research on
the matter. Countless other studies solely look at speech perception
and sound localization, with clinical settings that do not accurately
represent a typical everyday environment.