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How we do it: patients' involvement in choosing a cochlear implant

Chundu, Srikanth and Stephens, Nikki (2012) How we do it: patients' involvement in choosing a cochlear implant Cochlear Implants International (doi:10.1179/1754762812Y.0000000010). (PMID:22733031).

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Objective: the study describes the procedure followed by the South of England Cochlear Implant Centre, Southampton in involving the patients in their choice of device and it also describes the reasons given by patients for choosing a particular device.

Methods: a retrospective service evaluation of 43 adults and 19 children was carried out and the data was analysed.

Results: a wide range of reasons for choosing a particular device were reported. However, it is notable that the single most common reason for choosing a particular device was related to the aesthetics.

Discussion: the data suggest that the main reason for choosing a particular device related more to the aesthetics and comfort of the device irrespective of the technical aspects

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e-pub ahead of print date: 21 June 2012
Organisations: Human Sciences Group


Local EPrints ID: 341518
ISSN: 1467-0100
PURE UUID: 7a19a12b-6727-4668-9a19-4a77cbc1be99

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Date deposited: 27 Jul 2012 09:16
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:35

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Author: Srikanth Chundu
Author: Nikki Stephens

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