Originally Posted by Cloggy
CI-users in the article: 29/4264=0.0068 or 0.68%
Worldwide ocurance:for children (from general article
Using 16.8/100000= 0.000168 or 0.0168%. So it's quite a difference from this point of view. A factor 40.
But as said, there is higher occurance when someone becomes deaf due to menigitis.
Thanks for clarifying that Cloggy. Not sure where the 7% came from and what a relief that it's not as high as that and this would put it closer into line with the British study that I mentioned. I'd say that 0.017% is a relatively small risk really. To put it in perspective, it's about the same as the chance of a woman dying in natural childbirth in a first world country.