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Outcomes of Cochlear Implants :
Monitoring Progress

Adults have their progress regularly assessed at the clinic.

A series of hearing and speech tests are carried out at regular intervals ( 1 month, 3 months, 9 months, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years and 5 years post implant  ).

Man receiving regular progress assessment from female

For children, outcomes from cochlear implantation lie in the domains of audition, speech, language and education. The rehabilitation professionals from the team work in partnership with the local professionals in monitoring the child’s progress and share outcome information. Habilitation support and advice is provided during the monitoring process.

Outcomes are usually monitored for 5 years post-implant. During this time rehabilitation support is gradually reduced. This will vary in accordance with each individual child’s needs.