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Telecare and CI adults

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Telehealth provides clinical support using everyday technology such as smart phones and tablets and is an important and growing presence in modern healthcare with many potential benefits. The telecare tools Living Well Online and My Turn to Talk are part of a suite of options from the Ida Institute using telehealth to support person-centred care for people with hearing difficulties. These telehealth tools are designed to help people reflect on real-life situations, to structure their thoughts in preparation for appointments and to support decision-making and rehabilitation goals.

This report considers the potential of Ida telecare tools Living Well Online and My Turn to Talk in the rehabilitation support of adults with cochlear implants in the UK.

In summary, when used with a skilled facilitator, these Ida tools successfully provide a way to deliver the core principles of person-centred care with adults who choose a cochlear implant. For UK CI centres, the introduction of such tools into practice early in the pathway could deliver benefits for both individuals and services.

Tools available at: https://idainstitute.com/tools/cochlear_implants_for_adults/

Download the report here: Using Ida Telecare tools The perspectives of adults with cochlear implants January 2019.pdf