Choosing which ear to implant in adult candidates with functional residual hearing

Fielden, Claire A. and Mehta, Rajnikant L. and Kitterick, Pádraig T. (2016) Choosing which ear to implant in adult candidates with functional residual hearing. Cochlear Implants International, 17 (sup1). pp. 47-50. ISSN 1754-7628

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Abstract

This study examined whether audiologists consider the potential benefits of contralateral hearing aid use following cochlear implantation when recommending which ear to implant in UK adult candidates with residual hearing. Thirty-four audiologists from providers of adult implantation services completed a decision-choice experiment. Clinicians were willing to consider recommending that the poorer ear be implanted, provided it had been aided continuously, suggesting that their decision making seeks to preserve access to residual hearing in the non-implanted ear where possible. Future approaches to determining candidacy should therefore consider that a sub-set of patients may obtain additional benefit from this residual hearing following implantation.

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Additional Information: Choosing which ear to implant in adult candidates with functional residual hearing. Claire A. Fielden, Rajnikant L. Mehta, and Pádraig T. Kitterick, Cochlear Implants International Vol. 17 , Iss. sup1, 2016.
Keywords: cochlear implants; bimodal aiding; cochlear implant candidacy; contralateral hearing aid; residual hearing, choice of ear
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Clinical Neuroscience
University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
Identification Number: 10.1080/14670100.2016.1155805
Depositing User: Kitterick, Dr Padraig
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2017 08:46
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2017 12:20
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/39255

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