Question: An 83 year old male is referred for consideration of cochlear implantation. He has a history of one prior MI when he was 71. He takes aspirin and clopidogrel after stent placement. You discuss unilateral cochlear implantation with him for his poorer hearing ear. Compared to adults younger than 80 years, which of the following is true regarding cochlear implantation for progressive sensorineural hearing loss?
a) No difference in speech perception outcomes
b) Lower word understanding with similar sentence scores
c) Lower sentence scores with similar word understanding
d) Lower word and sentence scores
[Answer will be posted with next week's new question]
Answer to last week's question, "Hold Pressure" (January 28, 2019)