May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. We are sharing resources each Tuesday this month.
It is well known that adult cochlear implant users report better speech recognition and improved self-esteem after a period of device utilization. However, our knowledge of other functional outcomes of cochlear implantation is limited. To improve our understanding of real life impacts, ACI Alliance funded a study to develop and validate quality of life (QOL) instruments specifically targeted to cochlear implant recipients. Learn more about the study in a recent Calling article: http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.acialliance.org/resource/resmgr/e-magazine/ACIACallingApril_2018.pdf