Advantages and disadvantages expected and realized by pediatric cochlear implant recipients as reported by their parents.

@article{Kelsay1996AdvantagesAD,
  title={Advantages and disadvantages expected and realized by pediatric cochlear implant recipients as reported by their parents.},
  author={Danielle M R Kelsay and Richard Tyler},
  journal={The American journal of otology},
  year={1996},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={866-73}
}
Studies documenting subjective changes in quality of life of pediatric cochlear implant recipients are limited. In this study, parents of cochlear implant recipients completed a questionnaire requesting them to list advantages and disadvantages associated with their children's cochlear implant use. Preimplantation, benefits expected by parents included awareness of environmental sounds (89% of parents), improved speech perception (50%), and improved speech production (36%). Disadvantages… CONTINUE READING