Table of contents

  • Foreword
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Selection of candidates for cochlear implants
  • Rehabilitation following surgery   
  • Measurement of outcome   
  • Adverse effects associated with cochlear implants
  • Attitudes to cochlear implants by the Deaf Community and educators
  • Utilisation and cost of cochlear implants
  • Preliminary economic assessment   
  • Tactile devices and cochlear implants
  • Current  status and future research needs  
  • Conclusions
  • Appendix 1 Australian Association of the Deaf Policy on the cochlear implant   
  • Appendix2 Auslan, Signed English and the education system
  • References
  • Acknowledgements