Table 1

Demographics of 60 trial participants

MeasureControl group (n=30)Remote care group (n=30)
Age (years)
 Mean6364
 SD1214
 Median6869
 Range35–8020–83
Gender
 Female1719
 Male1311
Distance from home to clinic (miles)
 Mean3946
 SD2536
 Median3439
 Range9–1065–156
Cochlear implant manufacturer
 Advanced Bionics (AB)94
 Cochlear1412
 Cochlear in one ear, AB in the other ear10
 MED-EL413
 Neurelec/Oticon Medical21
Speech processor
 AB Harmony11
 AB Naida94
 Cochlear CP81039
 Cochlear CP910104
 Cochlear Freedom21
 MED-EL Opus 249
 MED-EL Rondo12
 MED-EL Sonnet02
 Neurelec/Oticon Medical Saphyr21
Unilateral or bilateral implant
 Unilateral2827
 Bilateral23
Qualification
 No qualifications13
 Level 1 (1–4 GCSEs, Scottish Standard Grade or equivalent qualifications)31
 Level 2 (5 or more GCSEs, Scottish Higher, Scottish Advanced Higher or equivalent qualifications)43
 Apprenticeship02
 Level 3 (2 or more A-levels, HNC, HND, SVQ level 4 or equivalent qualifications)62
 Level 4+ (first or higher degree, professional qualifications or other equivalent higher education qualifications)1518
 Other qualifications10
Cochlear implant clinic
 Birmingham10
 Cambridge11
 Oxford30
 Royal National Throat Nose and Ear, London12
 Southampton2427
  • GCSE, General Certificate of Secondary Education; HNC, Higher National Certificate; HND, Higher National Diploma; SVQ, Scottish Vocational Qualification.