Outcomes in Older Adults: There are no “age limits” for cochlear implantation in older adults. Cochlear implants support cognitive health and have been shown to improve quality of life in people of all ages. A growing number of Medicare beneficiaries are pursuing cochlear implants as their hearing worsens due to hereditary conditions, aging, noise exposure or disease. Removing the isolation that hearing loss can cause allows older adults to remain active in family and community activities.
The following presentations were given during CI2016, Toronto and include the following topics: quality of life, cognitive performance, co-morbidities, implantation ear criteria and outcomes.
- Cochlear Implantation of the “Poorer” or the “Better” Ear in the Elderly Population: Does it Matter?: Luis Lassaletta MD, Spain
- Cognitive and Quality of Life Benefits from Cochlear Implantation in the Elderly: Marie-Hortense Sonnet MD, France
- Self-Assessment of Sound Quality and Hearing Device Satisfaction in Older Cochlear Implant Listeners: Jennifer Torres MA, United States
- Clinical Outcome of Cochlear Implant Procedures in Individuals over 80 Years of Age: Anna Granath MD, PhD, Sweden
- The Impact of Multiple Co-Morbidities in the Aging Population on Cochlear Implant Outcomes: Brent Wilkerson MD, United States
- Outcomes of Cochlear Implantation for Patients with Postlingual Deafness: A Retrospective Analysis of Contributing Factors: Kyle McMullen MD, United States
- Evolution of Cognitive Performances in Cochlear Implanted Adult Patients with Cognitive Screening Tests CODEX and MoCA: Emmanuèle Ambert-Dahan SLP, PhD, France
- Impact of CI on Quality of Life and Mental Comorbidity in Patients 80+: Heidi Olze MD, PhD, Germany
- Neurocognitive Testing and Cochlear Implantation: Insights into Performance in Older Adults: Maura Cosetti MD, United States