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Young adult cochlear implant survey research study

Melissa Kosky


Mt Pleasant
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Dear Colleague:

My name is Melissa Kosky and I am a Doctor of Audiology Student at Central Michigan University. I am conducting a research study entitled, “Evaluation of young adults’ decision-making process in choosing whether to obtain a second cochlear implant” under the supervision of my advisor, Dr. Stacey R. Lim. I am collecting information about young adults’ demographic data, such as gender and age. There are also questions about their hearing loss and the hearing technology that your patients use or have used, as well as their perceived auditory abilities. Additional questions focus on the decision-making process that they went through, when considering a second cochlear implant device. The findings from this research study will provide professionals and young adults with information about the cochlear implant decision-making process.

The requirements for study participation are:

* Between the ages of 18-25 years old

* Have one cochlear implant device received by the age of 18 years

* Have considered getting a second cochlear implant device after the age of 18 (regardless of whether or not you obtained a second cochlear implant device)

Participation in this study is completely voluntary, and there is no compensation for participating. This questionnaire will take approximately 10-15 minutes.

I would like to invite your clients to participate in an online survey study about young adults who have considered a second cochlear implant device between the ages of 18-25 years. This particular study requires the distribution of survey questionnaires in order to obtain a sample of participants who have obtained a cochlear implant device before the age of 18. Therefore, we respectfully ask for your assistance with this very important cochlear implant research project by sharing information about this research study, and by distributing the survey link below to potential participants that you have encountered.

If you have any questions about this research study, please contact Stacey Lim at 

Thank you for your assistance!


Melissa Kosky, B.S.

Graduate Student Investigator

Dr. Stacey Lim, Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A

Assistant Professor of Audiology, Central Michigan University


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