This case study considers the experience of a mother who, like her young son, was deafened and underwent the cochlear implant process. This paper focuses on the emotive decision-making process this mother remembered for her son and then experienced for herself. The themes and quotations were drawn from 4 years of taped interviews that span the mother's implant candidacy, surgery and rehabilitation. The discussed decision-making themes from the transcripts were identified using NUD*IST 4 for qualitative data analysis.
2nd Congress of Asia Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implant and Related Sciences. Updates in Cochlear Implantation: the second Congress of Asia Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implant and Related Sciences, Seoul, April 2-4, 1999 (Seoul 2-4 April, 1999) p. 141-144