How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected implanted patients?

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there have been many ways in which our lives have changed recently, and we have had to adapt how we live, work and connect with each other.

We would really like to understand how things have changed for our patients.

Please fill out this survey to tell us how you have been affected and what the positive and negative aspects of your experiences are.

This survey has been developed by Cochlear Ltd, but does not contain any Cochlear specific information and is relevant to all implantable hearing device users. It does not identify your specific hearing device and will be anonymous.

The responses from this survey will be combined into a report, so that the experiences of people who use implantable hearing devices can be understood during this COVID-19 period and awareness of these experiences can raised.

The reporting will be anonymous and none of the individuals who have participated will be identified in the report.

Dr Debi Vickers of the University of Cambridge has kindly volunteered to give an independent opinion on the analysis and final report.

To participate please, click on the below link:

COVID-19 Effects on patients with an hearing implant

Thank you for your help.

Professor Helen Cullington, University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service

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