Despite proven benefits of cochlear implantation for children under 12 months, there are many unique physiologic and anatomic considerations that require surgical and anesthesia expertise to avoid complications.
New research shows significant improvement for individuals who exceeded the FDA-labeled 5% word recognition ability.
A new study from Cleveland Clinic researchers evaluated the perceived health-related quality-of-life benefits of CI among normally-developing children and NCNIDD children.
Technology and the ability to identify CI candidates have improved, but clinicians still have a responsibility to advocate for their patients until access to the device improves.
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Caregivers should feel confident in referring patients who could benefit from implants, but it is important to do so early.
In an effort to preserve personal protective equipment and other critical resources, the hearing health community is weighing in on the difficult, albeit necessary, decision to postpone these procedures.
Cochlear implant technology has seen great advancements in recent years. Cleveland Clinic Hearing Implant Program Directors Erika Woodson, MD, and Sarah Sydlowski, AuD, PhD, share highlights of the program.
This otolaryngologist is driven by the possibilities that occur at the intersection of technology and patient care.
For patients who are at risk for progressive sensorineural hearing loss, providing a safety net against a sudden world of silence could do immeasurable good. Cochlear implant is an option.
Cleveland Clinic’s Hearing Implant Program allows meaningful, objective comparisons of hearing devices in a controlled environment to determine which works best for them.