Aug 16, 2016
For 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
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.