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Explore this issue:August 2013
Speech Perception Lower in Older CI Users
Do cochlear implant (CI) users older than 65 years of age have different surgical and audiological outcomes than younger adult CI users?
Background: The number of adults older than 65 is expected to double between 2000 and 2030. Several studies have shown that although older adults benefit from CI, experiencing improved hearing ability and quality of life, current studies are not in agreement as to whether older adults have similar audiological and surgical outcomes to those experienced by younger adults.
Study design: Retrospective single-institution study of medical and audiologic records from 2006 to 2010 of 113 post-lingually deafened adults with unilateral cochlear implants.