A nation wide survey of cochlear implant recipients was conducted to study how implants may impact people at work. Using a self-reporting questionnaire, recipients using four cochlear implant designs were surveyed about spoken communication on the job, overall job performance, job satisfaction, confidence in job retention and in seeking new employment, job promotion, and income. Of the implant recipients using their implants at work (106 people), the majority used their implants during all work hours and reported positive changes in their job situations. The survey results suggest that cochlear implants may help in mitigating functional limitations in the workplace resulting from profound hearing loss.
Dinner, M. B., Ackley, R. S., Lubinski, D. J., Balkany, T. J., Reeder, P., & Genert, L. (2019). Cochlear Implants in the Workplace: A Nationwide Survey. JADARA, 22(3). Retrieved from https://repository.wcsu.edu/jadara/vol22/iss3/5