|Title||Cochlear implantation performance outcomes in patients over 80 years old.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2022|
|Authors||Wichova H, Mills D, Beatty S, Peng K, Miller M|
|Journal||Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol|
|Date Published||2022 Jun|
Objective: To examine device datalogging characteristics and postoperative performance in the very elderly CI users.
Methods: Retrospective chart review of postoperative speech recognition outcomes and datalogging characteristics in patients older than 80 years old who underwent cochlear implantation and remain active users with longer than 6 months post-activation follow-up.
Resultss: The mean age at implantation was 84.8 ± 3.8 years old. Pre- and post-operative AzBio sentences in quiet scores were 12.4 ± 16.4% and 53.0 ± 23.5%, respectively ( < .001). Pre- and post-operative consonant-nucleus-consonant (CNC) word scores were 9.4 ± 12.8% and 40.5 ± 20.7%, respectively ( < .001). A nonsignificant negative correlation was noted between the age of implantation and postoperative CNC words and AzBio sentence performance. Significantly decreased performance was noted in the subpopulation with a preoperative diagnosis of dementia. Mean daily use was 10.9 h per day. When available the mean daily usage distribution was 16% speech in noise, 19.1% speech, 51% quiet, 3.8% music, and 9.6% noise. A significant positive correlation was noted between daily use and AzBio sentence and CNC word performance.
Conclusions: Very elderly patients have significant postoperative auditory performance benefits after CI. Mean daily use is comparable to previously published results in the younger population. Age of implantation does not play a significant role in overall performance. Elderly patients who are medically cleared for implantation receive significant postoperative benefits.
|Alternate Journal||Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol|
|PubMed Central ID||PMC9194979|
Cochlear implantation performance outcomes in patients over 80 years old.
Helena Wichova, MD