Cochlear implantation in South Africa (part 1)

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Cochlear implantation in South Africa (part 1)


JournalSouth African Medical Journal
Article typeJournal research article – Clinical research
Publication date – Feb – 2022
Authors – A Bhamjee, F Mahomed-Asmail, J Perold, J W Loock, T le Roux
KeywordsCochlear implantation, Hearing loss, South Africa
Open access – Yes
SpecialityENT surgery
World region Southern Africa
Country: South Africa
Language – English
Submitted to the One Surgery Index on February 15, 2022 at 4:19 am
Abstract:

Cochlear implantation is a timeous and cost-effective solution for severe-profound sensorineural hearing loss, and has transformed the lives of many individuals with significant hearing loss. The advent of cochlear implantation has meant that, for the first time, one of the senses (hearing), having been entirely lost, can be restored. This, the first of a two-part series on cochlear implantation in South Africa (SA) puts global (and especially SA) hearing loss in perspective, sets out the principles of cochlear implantation and briefly sketches the history of this world-changing technology.

OSI Number – 21482

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