Journal of Otology & RhinologyISSN: 2324-8785

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Research Article, J Otol Rhinol Vol: 4 Issue: 6

Satisfaction Level According to the SADL in Patients with EAS Cochlear Implant

Luciane Calonga1, Alexandre Caixeta Guimarães2, João Paulo Peral Valente2, Arthur Castilho2, Walter Adriano Bianchini2,Agrício Nubiato Crespo2, Guilherme Machado de Carvalho2*
1Audiologist, Cochlear Implant Specialist, Audiology and Implantable Ear Prostheses Ear, Nose, Throat and Head & Neck Surgery Department, Brazil
2ENT, Otologist Doctor, Otology, Audiology and Implantable Ear Prostheses Ear, Nose, Throat and Head & Neck Surgery Department, Brazil
Corresponding author : Dr. Guilherme Machado de Carvalho
Otology, Audiology and Implantable Ear Prostheses, Ear, Nose, Throat and Head & Neck Surgery Department UNNICAMP, Brazil, PO Box 6111, Postal Code: 13081-970, São Paulo, Brazil
Tel: +55 19 35217523; Fax: +55 19 35217563
Received September 27, 2015 Accepted October 20, 2015 Published October 29, 2015
Citation: Guimarães AC, Valente JPP, Castilho A, Bianchini WA, Crespo AN, et al. (2015) Level of Satisfaction According to the SADL Questionnaire in Patients Undergoing Hybrid Cochlear Implant. J Otol Rhinol 4:6. doi:10.4172/2324-8785.1000254


Background: Hearing Loss (HL) is one of the most common disorders that affects people. The positive impact of the use of cochlear implants in the lives of the hearing impaired is demonstrated in several studies.
Objective: Evaluate the level of satisfaction of patients undergoing hybrid crawl implant by applying the SADL questionnaire.
Methods: Clinical study including 14 patients implanted with the brand MED-EL FLEX EAS in a tertiary hospital in the last three years.
Results: Fourteen subjects were selected initially for the study, but only 13 reached all inclusion and exclusion criteria according to our methods. There are 5 males and 8 females patients. The average age of the patients, at the cochlear implant surgery moment, were 44.7 years old.
Conclusion: Positive effects were very high, with very low negative factors, costs or negative effects on personal image of the patients, indicating that cochlear implantation was very good for these patients.

Keywords: Hearing loss; Hearing loss, High-frequency; Cochlear implants; Patient satisfaction

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