During adolescence, the identity is constructed and the communication changes. The cochlear implant may disturb the identity's construction. The restrictions and advantages may be misunderstood due to the communication difficulties. It is important to take time to discuss and explain the limits of this hearing aid. It must not be perceived as a miracle resolving all auditory and oral communication problems. The hearing aid is effective for motivated and informed adolescents. The outcome depends on the level of auditory experience and oral language development before implantation. It can be very positive (full article translated in english available on www.ent-review.com).
|Translated title of the contribution||Adolescence and cochlear implant|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Revue de Laryngologie Otologie Rhinologie|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2004|