Table 5

Patient focus group suggested data-items

Patient demographicsName of hospitalLevels of hearing
OccupationGrade of surgeonQoL
ComorbiditiesDate of surgeryComplications
Preoperative QoLIndications for surgeryImplant problems
Levels of hearingName of implantDates of follow-up appointments
Duration of hearing lossImplant serial numberDetails on assistive listening devices
Type of hearing lossImplant manufacturerMeasure of cognitive status (for elderly patients)
Current hearing devices being usedDuration of surgeryOutcome measure understandable by patients
Information on previous hearing treatmentsIntraoperative complication(s)
Measure of cognitive status (for elderly patients)
  • QoL, quality of life.