Date of Completion


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology


Cochlear Implantation, Hearing, Child, Decision Making


The study involved a systematic review. The journals that were obtained from EBSCO Research Databases, where eight (8) journals qualified based on the criteria for synthesis. The journals have undergone critical appraisal and were externally validated. Levels of agreement between the researchers and the external validator were computed by the researchers to establish reliability in appraisal with the use of Cohen's kappa. Data was analyzed and summarized through a thematic synthesis. Five (5) main themes emerged: (1) the community may either motivate or discourage parents in choosing cochlear implant for their children; (2) reliable sources of information support more realistic decision in availing cochlear implant; (3) various personal concerns of the parents impede their decision-making to avail cochlear implant (4) parents’ desires for their children in availing cochlear implantation that contribute to their decision-making; and (5) preconceived notions of parents on sign language and oral communication affect their decision to avail cochlear implantation for their children. The parents' sources of information were revealed to be the most common factor that affected their decision-making process in availing cochlear implantation or not for their children.

First Advisor

Kerwyn Jim C. Chan