Category: Implantable Hearing Devices (IHD)
This poster will explore a complex young adult’s journey of cochlear implantation, who presented with unknown cause of hearing loss. Patient’s history of sickle cell disease was unknown until following implantation, he went into sickle cell crisis and had facial paralysis. The steroids used to treat patient resulted in psychosis and admission to the hospital. In attempt to restore hope, he was activated bedside. Two-weeks post-activation, patient scored 86% on the AzBio Sentence test and noted quality of life improvement.