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Medical Intel

Aug 16, 2016

cochlear-implantation-and-dementiaFor older adults, particularly those with dementia, hearing loss can increase isolation and damage their overall quality of life. Cochlear implants are an effective treatment for hearing loss, but the anesthesia used during the procedure may cause risks for this populations.

Listen in as Selena Heman-Ackah, MD, explains how she performs the implantation procedure with only local anesthesia with sedation to improve the overall outcome and decrease the risks of the procedure for patients with dementia.