Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

Geriatric Patients Receive Significant Benefit From Cochlear Implantation

Date:
September 23, 2008
Source:
American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery
Summary:
Despite previous inconclusive research, geriatric patients do experience significant quality of life improvement after receiving cochlear implants for hearing loss, says new research.

Despite previous inconclusive research, geriatric patients do experience significant quality of life improvement (QOL) after receiving cochlear implants for hearing loss, says new research presented at the 2008 American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO in Chicago, IL.*

Related Articles


The benefits of cochlear implantation for hearing loss in adult and pediatric populations are well established. Cochlear implant outcomes continue to improve with the development of new implant technology and speech rehabilitation methods.

As individuals are living longer, the demand for cochlear implantation in the geriatric population has increased. Previous research had indicated that the geriatric population may not benefit from the surgery, and geriatric patients have been passed over for intervention.

Researchers surveyed groups of geriatric cochlear implant recipients and younger patients with a variety of different QOL and hearing ability tests. Despite the fact that the geriatric patients scored lower on QOL factors than younger patients, research determined that they still experience significant benefit from the cochlear implant. Researchers also determined that co-morbid conditions like heart disease did not lower QOL in geriatric recipients.

*Title: Performance and QOL after Geriatric Cochlear Implantation. Presenters: Alexandros Georgolios; Kelley Melissa Dodson, MD; Cristina Baldassari, MD; Patrick G. Maiberger, MD; Aristides Sismanis, MD. Date: September 22, 2008.


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Cite This Page:

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery. "Geriatric Patients Receive Significant Benefit From Cochlear Implantation." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 23 September 2008. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/09/080922122415.htm>.
American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery. (2008, September 23). Geriatric Patients Receive Significant Benefit From Cochlear Implantation. ScienceDaily. Retrieved October 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/09/080922122415.htm
American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery. "Geriatric Patients Receive Significant Benefit From Cochlear Implantation." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/09/080922122415.htm (accessed October 23, 2014).

Share This



More Health & Medicine News

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

Ebola Fears Keep Guinea Hospitals Empty

Ebola Fears Keep Guinea Hospitals Empty

AP (Oct. 23, 2014) Fears of Ebola are keeping doctors and patients alike away from hospitals in the West African nation of Guinea. (Oct. 23) Video provided by AP
Powered by NewsLook.com
Orthodontist Mom Jennifer Salzer on the Best Time for Braces

Orthodontist Mom Jennifer Salzer on the Best Time for Braces

Working Mother (Oct. 22, 2014) Is your child ready? Video provided by Working Mother
Powered by NewsLook.com
U.S. Issues Ebola Travel Restrictions, Are Visa Bans Next?

U.S. Issues Ebola Travel Restrictions, Are Visa Bans Next?

Newsy (Oct. 22, 2014) Now that the U.S. is restricting travel from West Africa, some are dropping questions about a travel ban and instead asking about visa bans. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
More People Diagnosed With TB In 2013, But There's Good News

More People Diagnosed With TB In 2013, But There's Good News

Newsy (Oct. 22, 2014) The World Health Organizations says TB numbers rose in 2013, but it's partly due to better detection and more survivors. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:

Breaking News:

Strange & Offbeat Stories


Health & Medicine

Mind & Brain

Living & Well

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile: iPhone Android Web
Follow: Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe: RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins