I recently made a video about my decision to have a cochlear implant and what is important to take into account when making any health decision. It’s wonderfully illustrated by Karen Morley – thank you Karen!
We showed this as part of a recent Cochrane UK webinar, in which doctors and patients discussed experiences of health decision-making and things to consider. You can see a recording of the webinar here: https://youtu.be/tgtG9S6ZY2s
The videos do have captions so just be sure to switch on CC when you watch them!
You might also be interested in my Evidently Cochrane blog on Making health decisions: things that can help, which includes lots of useful resources. Evidently Cochrane is Cochrane UK’s blog and many of the blogs share Cochrane evidence along with experience (patient and/or professional) and trustworthy resources, so do take a look. For full transparency, I am an Evidently Cochrane editor and blogger!
I hope you find something interesting and useful here. Please consider leaving a comment on the blog and/or sharing it with others if so.
What a pleasure and a privilege it was to illustrate this for you Sarah – thank you!
Thanks so much Karen. It’s certainly been an adventure!
With coahlear implant on the side of my head. How do you sleep with a lump on your head ? This might make me Tinnitus worse.
Hi, the external parts of the cochlear implant come off at night, so there’s no problem with sleeping! I don’t have tinnitus, but this is something you might want to discuss with your hearing professionals.