The cochlear implant in adults, adolescents and children - systematic review

Conseil d'Evaluation des Technologies de la Sante du Quebec
Record ID 31997008315
English, French
Authors' objectives:

To situate the diffusion of cochlear implant technology in its educational, social and cultural context.

To describe the state of knowledge regarding the effectiveness, safety, reliability, cost and cost-effectiveness of cochlear implants both for adults, adolescents and children.

To assess the status of the technology (experimental, innovative, accepted).

To estimate the number of potential candidates in Quebec.

Authors' recomendations: Given the definitions adopted by the Conseil, cochlear implantation technology can be considered "accepted" in the case of adults with profound hearing loss of recent onset and postlingually profoundly deaf children; "innovative" in the case of early-implanted congenitally and prelingually deaf children over two years of age; and "experimental" in the case of congenitally and prelingually deaf children implanted before the age of two years. Lastly, with a few exceptions, the cochlear implant is not a technology sought after by adults and adolescents with prelingual deafness or long-standing postlingual deafness.
Details
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 1997
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Cochlear Implants
Contact
Organisation Name: Conseil d'Evaluation des Technologies de la Santé du Québec
Contact Address: Conseil d'Evaluation des Technologies de la Santé du Québec, 2021, avenue Union, #1040, Montréal, Québec H3A S29, Canada. Tel: 514-873-2563; FAX: 514-873-1369
Contact Name: aetmis@aetmis.gouv.qc.ca
Contact Email: aetmis@aetmis.gouv.qc.ca
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