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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 43-45

Difficulties and challenges encountered in old-aged cochlear implantee with long sound deprivation period: A case study

Department of Otolaryngology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

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Dr. Sanjay Kumar Munjal
Department of Otolaryngology, PGIMER, Chandigarh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/indianjotol.INDIANJOTOL_116_17

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Old age and long sound deprivation are often considered as negative factors in the selection of candidacy for cochlear implantation. We hereby report a case that was implanted at the age of 61 years with a sound deprivation period of 22 years. The initial postimplantation period was too tormenting for the case as she persistently reported the presence of internal disturbing sounds (similar to tinnitus) and could not appreciate the presence of speech. Repeated counseling sessions, intensive auditory training, and modifications in mapping parameters helped in improving her speech perception as well as a reduction in tinnitus. The various difficulties and challenges encountered in implantation in old age with long sound deprivation period are hereby discussed, and modalities to overcome them are suggested.

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