As indications for cochlear implantation (CI) expand, children with significant unilateral hearing loss are being considered for candidacy. This course will focus on 12-month outcomes obtained as part of a clinical trial investigating safety and efficacy of cochlear implantation in this population.
Course created on September 4, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the characteristics of children with severe-to-profound unilateral sensorineural hearing loss.
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss challenges in testing and programming children with cochlear implants and normal hearing in the contralateral ear.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify potential benefits and outcomes children with unilateral hearing loss may experience when using a cochlear implant.
|5-15 Minutes||Characteristics of children with unilateral hearing loss and the current state of treatment.|
|15-35 Minutes||Protocol development and programming considerations|
|35-45 Minutes||Quality of Life and validation inventory outcomes after 12 months|
|45-50 Minutes||Word recognition and localization outcomes after 12 months|
|50-55 Minutes||Hearing in noise outcomes after 12 months|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Lisa Park, AuD, CCC-A
Dr. Park is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her clinical research focuses on expanding cochlear implant indications for children who are deaf and hard of hearing. She investigates optimal programming for children who are considered non-traditional pediatric cochlear implant recipients, and associated outcomes on measures of speech perception, spatial hearing, and quality of life.
Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on the following specific products or services and will not include info on other products or services: Participants in the clinical trial received the MED-EL SYNCHRONY Cochlear Implant System. This study is being completed under an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE). The MED-EL SYNCHRONY Cochlear Implant System is not FDA approved for single-sided deafness in children.
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