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Cochlear implant effectiveness in postlingual single-sided deaf individuals: whats the point?
Hannover Medical Sch, Germany; Cluster Excellence Hearing4all, Germany; Cluster Excellence Hearing4all, Germany.
Hannover Medical Sch, Germany.
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Disability Research. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Region Östergötland, Anaesthetics, Operations and Specialty Surgery Center, Department of Otorhinolaryngology in Linköping. Linköping University, The Swedish Institute for Disability Research.
Hannover Medical Sch, Germany.
2017 (English)In: International Journal of Audiology, ISSN 1499-2027, E-ISSN 1708-8186, Vol. 56, no 6, p. 417-423Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives: By extending the indication criteria for cochlear implants (CI), the population of CI candidates increased in age, as well as range and type of hearing loss. This qualitative study identified factors that contributed to seek CI treatment in single-sided deaf individuals and gained insights how single-sided deafness (SSD) and hearing with a CI affect their lives. Design: An open-ended questionnaire and a standardised inventory (IOI-HA) were used. Qualitative data reflecting the reasons to seek CI treatment and the individual experiences after CI switch-on were collected. Study sample: A total of 19 postlingually deafened single-sided deaf CI users. Results: Participants use their CI daily and stated that their life satisfaction increased since CI activation. The analysis of the qualitative data revealed four core categories: sound localisation, tinnitus and noise sensitivity, fear to lose the second ear and quality of life. Conclusions: Our results show how strongly and diversely quality of hearing and quality of life is affected by acquired SSD and improved after CI activation. Our data suggest that the fear of hearing loss (HL) on the normal hearing (NH) ear is an important but so far neglected reason to seek treatment with a CI in individuals with postlingual SSD.

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TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD , 2017. Vol. 56, no 6, p. 417-423
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Single-sided deafness; cochlear implant; quality of life; tinnitus; binaural hearing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-139424DOI: 10.1080/14992027.2017.1296595ISI: 000404588500006PubMedID: 28635507OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-139424DiVA: diva2:1129784
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Funding Agencies|DFG Cluster of Excellence Hearing4all [EXC 1077/1]

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