1. Choosing Cochlear Implant Survey

Each person's journey to better hearing is unique and something can be learned from everyone's experience. Please take a few moments to answer a few questions about your recent research on cochlear implants. Your participation will help others who will travel this road in the future. Thank you for your feedback.

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* 1. Who were you researching cochlear implants (CI) for ?

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* 2. As you researched cochlear implants (CI), how useful were the following resources

  Not Useful Somewhat Useful Useful Very Useful N/A
CI Manufacturer websites
Online forums
Other websites
Materials given to me by the CI center
Materials sent to me by the CI manufacturer
Personal Communicatiosn with the CI manufacturer
Personal Communications with a CI recipient
Personal Communications with the CI Center

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* 3. Which cochlear implant brand did you choose?

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* 4. In choosing the brand, what factors were most important to you? Please rank on a 5 point scale with 1 being NOT important and 5 being MOST important.

  1 NOT Important 2 Somewhat Important 3 Important 4 Very Important 5 MOST Important
Hearing Performance
Aesthetics/Cosmetics
Reliability/Durability
User Friendliness
Manufacturer Support/Service

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* 5. What three features/benefits attracted you most to the brand you choose?

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* 6. Who had the greatest influence on which CI brand you chose?

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