Sunday, March 1, 2009

Implants and the Elderly

Cochlear implant surgery is safe for elderly patients in good health. That’s the finding of
a new study by NYU's Langone Medical Center. The study’s author says elderly patients are often mistakenly considered too fragile for the procedure because of concerns over how well older people will react to general anesthesia. But the study finds they tolerate it well while undergoing cochlear implant surgery. Details are in the February issue of the journal The Laryngoscope.