Student of the Master in Clinical Audiology and Hearing Therapy gets his Master´s Thesis published
Fayaz Mehboob, Hearing Instrument Specialist and Cochlear Implant consultant at Tanzania, has been published on the Global Journal of Otolaryngology. His Master´s Thesis ”Rehabilitation Outcomes for Children with Cochlear Implants in Tanzania” considers the outcomes of children in Tanzania who have cochlear implants and aims to measure the outcomes of the rehabilitation they currently undergo. The research aimed to establish the relationship between rehabilitation outcomes in implantees and the frequency of the rehabilitative sessions they attend.
To date, there has been no similar research in this field as yet for this region. The results showed that children who attended more sessions of speech therapy obtained better scores, displaying a positive correlation between outcomes and attendance to rehabilitation sessions. These results imply that, as awareness of hearing impairment increases in Tanzania, the need for effective rehabilitation should be stressed.