The advances in hearing rehabilitation and cochlear implants in China

Jia Nan Li, Si Chen, Lei Zhai, Dong Yi Han, Adrien Eshraghi, Yong Feng, Shi Ming Yang, Xue Z Liu

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Abstract

Hearing loss (HL) is a common sensory impairment in humans, with significant economic and social impacts. With nearly 20% of the world’s population, China has focused on economic development and health awareness to improve the care for its hearing-impaired population. Recently, the Chinese government has initiated national programs such as the China Disabled Persons Federation to fund prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of hearing impairment. Newborn hearing screening and auditory rehabilitation programs in China have expanded exponentially with government support. While facing many challenges and overcoming obstacles, cochlear implantation (CI) programs in China have also experienced considerable growth. This review discusses the implementation of CI programs for HL in China and presents current HL data including epidemiology, newborn hearing screening, and determination of genetic etiologies. Sharing the experience in Chinese auditory rehabilitation and CI programs will shine a light on the developmental pathway of healthcare infrastructure to meet emerging needs of the hearing-impaired population in other developing countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)647-652
Number of pages6
JournalEar and Hearing
Volume38
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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Correction of Hearing Impairment
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Keywords

  • China
  • Cochlear implants
  • Genetic test
  • Hearing loss
  • Newborn hearing screening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Speech and Hearing

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The advances in hearing rehabilitation and cochlear implants in China. / Li, Jia Nan; Chen, Si; Zhai, Lei; Han, Dong Yi; Eshraghi, Adrien; Feng, Yong; Yang, Shi Ming; Liu, Xue Z.

In: Ear and Hearing, Vol. 38, No. 6, 01.01.2017, p. 647-652.

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Li, Jia Nan ; Chen, Si ; Zhai, Lei ; Han, Dong Yi ; Eshraghi, Adrien ; Feng, Yong ; Yang, Shi Ming ; Liu, Xue Z. / The advances in hearing rehabilitation and cochlear implants in China. In: Ear and Hearing. 2017 ; Vol. 38, No. 6. pp. 647-652.
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