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Can post-lingual deafness have complications?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Post-lingual deafness treatments can have complications. Children with cochlear implants have an increased risk of meningitis. There is also an inherent risk to the surgery required to place the implant in the ear. Also, people affected by post-lingual deafness sometimes feel that the implant complicates their identity in the deaf community; they are no longer wholly deaf yet their hearing is not fully functioning either.

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