The indications for cochlear implantation have expanded to include patients with single-sided deafness (SSD) and asymmetric hearing loss (AHL). The present course reviews the current evidence and results from a systematic review that were combined to provide guidance for the clinical assessment and management of adults with SSD and AHL. This course is presented by AudiologyOnline in partnership with ACIA.
Please note: You may earn ABA Tier 1 credits for this course if you complete it as part of course 37498, "Guidelines for Determining CI Candidacy, presented in partnership with the ACIA." ABA Tier 1 CEUs can only be earned when completed as part of course 37498.
Course created on March 16, 2022
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the audiologic, medical, and patient characteristics for consideration in the assessment of cochlear implantation candidacy for adults with SSD and AHL.
- After this course, participants will be able to review the observed performance benefits of cochlear implant use for patients with SSD and AHL on measures of speech recognition in quiet.
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss the guidelines for the preoperative evaluation and post-activation assessment and management of adults with SSD and AHL.
|5-10 Minutes||Background of SSD and AHL|
|10-25 Minutes||Candidacy considerations|
|25-40 Minutes||Postoperative management|
|40-55 Minutes||ACI Alliance Guidelines|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Margaret Dillon, AuD is an Associate Professor and Director of Cochlear Implant Clinical Research in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her clinical research investigates new indications for cochlear implantation and individualized mapping methods for cochlear implants and electric-acoustic stimulation devices.
Matthew Carlson, MD is a Professor of Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota. He is currently the cochlear implant program medical director, neurotology fellowship program director, and division chair of neurotology at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Carlson serves as the site director for Headmirror.com, an independent non-profit open access educational resource for otolaryngology trainees and practicing physicians and is the co-chair of the Hearing Health Collaborative, dedicated to overcoming the challenges in advancing good healthcare practices and public policy on hearing care. Dr. Carlson’s primary clinical and research interests surround cochlear implant and vestibular schwannoma care and outcomes.
Donna L. Sorkin
Donna Sorkin, MA is the executive director of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance, a non-profit organization working to expand access to cochlear implants through research, advocacy and awareness. Prior to joining ACI Alliance in late 2012, Donna was Vice President of Consumer Affairs for Cochlear Americas where she led public policy initiatives and activities aimed at the broad life needs of cochlear implant users including insurance practices, habilitation, and educational needs of children with cochlear implants. Ms. Sorkin was previously the executive director of Hearing Loss Association of America and the AG Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. She has served on federal, corporate and university boards including the U.S. Access Board, the National Institute on Deafness, NIH and Gallaudet University. She holds a Masters from Harvard's Kennedy School.
Financial: Matthew Carlson is an employee of Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Carlson is supported by research grant provided to Mayo Clinic by Cochlear Corporation. He received an honorarium for this course. Non-financial: Dr. Carlson is on the program committee for the American Cochlear Implant Alliance, Director of Headmirror Inc, and Co-chair of the Hearing Health Collaborative
Financial: Donna Sorkin is employed by the American Cochlear Implant Alliance. Non-financial: Donna Sorkin wears a cochlear implant. She has served on federal, corporate and university boards including the U.S. Access Board, the National Institute on Deafness, NIH and Gallaudet University.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented by the American Cochlear Implant Alliance in partnership with AudiologyOnline.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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