Comparison of Quality of Life and Functional Outcomes in Adult Cochlear Implant Recipients

Date Added
May 23rd, 2019
PRO Number
Pro00085904
Researcher
Theodore McRackan

List of Studies

Keywords
Hearing
Summary

The purpose of this study is to evaluate participants Quality of Life (QOL) with their Cochlear implant (CI) through a variety of questionnaires and hearing tests.

There will be a pre-surgical visit as well as 3, 6, and 12 month post-surgery visits. In this study, the participants will take surveys and hearing tests at each visit. He or she will complete surveys on the computer through REDCap and the hearing tests will be completed in sound-attenuating booth using headphones in the Walton Research building on MUSC's campus. The study participation is complete once the participant has completed all 4 study visits.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Cameron Thomas
843-876-7069
thomasca@musc.edu

Cochlear Implantation Quality of Life Measure Final Validation

Date Added
September 19th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00070645
Researcher
Theodore McRackan

List of Studies

Keywords
Hearing, Surgery
Summary

In the first arm of this study (Pro00063109) we developed a list of questions that will be utilized in a new quality of life questionnaire for cochlear implant users. We developed a survey to be used in the clinical setting based on these questions. We would like to gather data from a large number of implant users in order to validate the questionnaire. In the survey subjects are asked how hearing loss and having a cochlear implant affects their life. Enrolled subjects will complete the combined experimental survey paired with the current gold standard quality of life measures at two time points two weeks apart, greater than a year after receiving cochlear implantation.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Joshua Fabie
7178017021
fabie@musc.edu



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