‘Lifelong’ impacts on children affected by cochlear implant failures: review

SA Minister for Health Chris Picton warns the problems with the cochlear implant program could be in other states as well.
Chris Picton.

The “distressing” experiences of dozens of children whose cochlear implants had been wrongly programmed could be occurring in audiology services around the country, a state health minister has warned.

Last week, the SA Government released its review into how the implants of at least 30 children treated at the Adelaide’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital failed to work properly, affecting their hearing for a significant period of their development.