Open Access Research Article

A Study of Outcomes Following Cochlear Implantation in Children under Adip Scheme-an Indian Experience

Rohit Mehrotra1*, Anubhaw2, Pankaj Srivastav3 and Rudresh Sharma4

1Professor of ENT, Mehrotra ENT Hospital, UP, India

2,3Consultant, Mehrotra ENT Hospital, UP, India

4Audiologist, Mehrotra ENT Hospital, UP, India

Corresponding Author

Received Date: May 13, 2020;  Published Date: June 10, 2020


Introduction: This retrospective study is based on assessment of outcome of cochlear implantation at Late Dr. Shiv Nath Mehrotra Charitable ENT foundation between 2016 to 2019 under ADIP(assistance to disable persons) scheme by taking into account various scoring systems like category of auditory performance (CAP), Speech intelligibility rating (SIR) and Glasgow children benefit inventory (GCBI).

Materials and methods: 300 children who were implanted between July 2016-March 2019 at Late. Dr. Shiv Nath Mehrotra Charitable ENT Foundation were included in the study. The results were analyzed using the above scoring system to assess the performance level and quality of life of each implanted children taking into consideration practical issues in Indian set up.

Results: 90% of total children implanted showed significant improved hearing, 80% with significant speech benefit and 90% with improved quality of life.

Conclusion: Outcome in terms of quality of life, auditory perception and rehabilitation was very good. The ADIP (assistance to disabled persons) scheme of central government has been a blessings for lower socio economic status children. Considerable improvement in hearing, speech and overall quality of life in almost 80% of children.

Keywords: Cochlear implantation; CAP score; SIR score; GCBI index; ADIP Scheme

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