Heide Schulze-Gattermann

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HYPOTHESIS To explore, from the payers' perspective, the cost-benefit ratio of pediatric cochlear implantation for congenitally deaf and prelingually deafened children compared with children with hearing aids. The study should verify the hypothesis that educational and associated costs increase with age at implantation and that these can be below costs for(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to explore the cost-benefit-ratio of pediatric cochlear implantation for congenitally deaf and prelingually deafened children compared to children with hearing aids. The payers' perspective was chosen as this is the most relevant for cost discussions. The study should verify the hypothesis that educational and associated(More)
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