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Mental health problems in adolescent CI users
Huber M. , Burger T. , Illg A. , Kunze S. , Giourgas A. , Braun L. , Kröger S. , Nikisch A. , Rasp G. , Keilmann
University Clinic Salzburg, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Salzburg, Austria, 2University of Freiburg, Cochlear
Implant Center Freiburg, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Freiburg, Germany, 3Hannover Medical School, Department of Otolaryngology,
Hannover, Germany, 4Socialpediatric Center Munich, Munich, Germany, 5University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg-University
Mainz, Mainz, Germany
The present study aims to evaluate the mental health status of deaf adolescents with cochlear implants (CI). In
this multi-center study, mental health problems as assessed with the “Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire”
(SDQ) were compared between 140 German adolescents with CI (mean age 14.7 years) and 140 normal
hearing pears, matched for age, gender and social background. CI users showed significantly more emotional
symptoms (SDQ teacher ratings) and more peer problems (SDQ self-parent-teacher ratings), compared to
normal hearing peers. The increased incidence for emotional problems vanished, when we excluded 35 CI users
with the risk factors intellectual disabilities/ learning disorders, visual impairment and inner ear malformations.
Apart from that we did not find any significant difference (conduct problems, hyperactivity, total difficulties, social
behavior problems) between CI group and normal hearing group. Stepwise multiple regressions revealed, that
hearing variables predict SDQ self- and teacher ratings, and social background variables predict SDQ parent
ratings. CI age was not found to be a predictor. The results indicate that emotional, behavioral and social
problems of CI-adolescents are comparable to normal hearing peers. However, there are more peer problems.