I was practicing NCLEX questions and I got one about 'who is a good candidate for a cochlear implant'.
It said 'adults who are born deaf or become deaf before learning to speak are usually not candidates for the surgery'. Is that true? I was just wondering because I have a little neighbor who got hers before speaking, as a toddler, after being born totally deaf (amazingly successful, by the way!
So anyway, is she just an unusual case & a person like her would not normally be considered a good candidate, or was the NCLEX study information perhaps outdated or ??? (In the question & answer it didn't specify the age of the potential client, the correct answer just said 'a client who became deaf before learning to speak').