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The Quality of Life from the Point of View of Parents in Pre-Lingual Deaf Children after 1.5 Years of Cochlear Implantation in Shiraz, Southern Iran

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SB Hashemi 1 , L Monshizadeh 2 , *

1 Department of Otolaryngology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Fars, Iran

2 Department of Speech and Language, Khalili Hospital, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, lmon1008@yahoo.com, Fars, Iran

How to Cite: Hashemi S, Monshizadeh L. The Quality of Life from the Point of View of Parents in Pre-Lingual Deaf Children after 1.5 Years of Cochlear Implantation in Shiraz, Southern Iran, Iran Red Crescent Med J. Online ahead of Print ; 13(6):431-433.

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Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: 13 (6); 431-433
Article Type: Brief Report
Received: October 11, 2010
Accepted: December 22, 2010

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Abstract

Background: As much of the studies on cochlear implantation (CI) have concentrated on aspects of speech perception and production, we studied the quality of life in pre-lingual deaf children in Shiraz, southern Iran.

Methods: Twenty four parents were selected from those pre-lingual deaf children that their children were implanted by Fars CI Center. The quality of life questionnaire was used and after 3 months was evaluated again.

Results: Significant changes were noticed in parent's satisfaction. The parents believed that the children communicated better, but they still needed special care to do school works, etc. Also they had still difficulty in articulation.

Conclusion: CI was significantly associated with improvement of quality of life, especially in communication, happiness and relations with their friends and family members.       

Keywords

Quality of life Cochlear implant Pre-lingual Deaf Children Iran

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