MOSAICS (Minimizing Outcome Spread in mAximizing partICipation in Society)
Hearing loss is one of the most challenging health and social issues facing Europe. Communication defines us and underlies our ability to function in the world: to relate to family, friends and partners, have a job, lead productive lives and maintain our health and wellbeing through social connections. Cochlear implants (CI)are used for those for whom powerful hearing aids cannot provide them with useful hearing.
A CI is the most successful neuro-prosthetic device, with more than 350.000 users worldwide. On average, CIs provide adult users with significant improvement in speech understanding in challenging situations, subjective perception of hearing performance, and quality of life. However, a major challenge with adult CI outcomes is the significant variability reported in auditory, speech and language functioning after implantation. It has become clear that in order to achieve consistency excellent hearing outcomes with adult CI users, we must look beyond the standard clinical predictors (such as duration of deafness, age at implantation, degree of residual hearing).
The scope of the MOSAICS EID is to understand, predict, identify and intervene within the variation of adult CI users based on a holistic approach, taking into account body functions and structures, personal factors, activities/participation and environmental factors. The WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF
) will serve as the framework on which the MOSAICS research is built.Radboudumc
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