Social and emotional characteristics of adults seeking a cochlear implant and their spouses.

@article{Knutson2006SocialAE,
  title={Social and emotional characteristics of adults seeking a cochlear implant and their spouses.},
  author={John F Knutson and Abigail Johnson and Kathleen T Murray},
  journal={British journal of health psychology},
  year={2006},
  volume={11 Pt 2},
  pages={279-92}
}
OBJECTIVES Because past research has shown that benefits of cochlear implantation may include a significant decrease in psychological and emotional difficulties, this study examined whether persons seeking cochlear implants in recent years differed psychologically from those referred in the early 1980s. A second objective was to explore mechanisms by which profound deafness could contribute to psychological and emotional difficulties for implant candidates and their spouses. METHODS 178… CONTINUE READING

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