This course focuses on the methodology and findings from a recent International systematic review and consensus process, establishing a standard of care for the treatment of adult patients with unilateral cochlear implant for bilateral severe, profound, or moderate sloping to profound sensorineural hearing loss. It also includes a review of "Terry Zwolan et al Development of a 60/60 Guideline for Referring Adults for a Traditional Cochlear Implant Candidacy Evaluation. Otology & Neurotology: April 20, 2020."
Course created on August 27, 2020
- After this course learners will be able to explain the Delphi process and methodology behind the International Consensus Paper as well as the benefits of the findings.
- After this course learners will be able to identify the various categories and statements presented as part of the module.
- After this course learners will be able to identify the next steps for the process in terms of the path towards Clinical Practice Guidelines.
- After this course learners will be able to explain the 60/ 60 referral guidelines for identifying patients for a cochlear implant candidacy evaluation (CICE).
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction to speakers and topic|
|5-25 Minutes||Overview to the Delphi Consensus process and Identify the various categories and statements presented as part of the module|
|25-45 Minutes||Identify the next steps for the process in terms of the path towards Clinical Practice Guidelines|
|45-55 Minutes||Review of the 60/60 Referral criteria|
Teresa A. Zwolan, PhD, CCC-A
Director of the Cochlear Implant Program at the University of Michigan
Teresa A. Zwolan, Ph.D., Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Michigan Medicine Cochlear Implant Program, 475 Market Place, Ann Arbor, MI 48108; Teresa Zwolan, Ph.D., CCC-A is professor and director of the Cochlear Implant Program at the University of Michigan. She received her Ph.D. in Audiology from Northwestern University in 1989 and has worked at the University of Michigan since 1990. She is actively involved in patient care, research and administrative needs of the program. To date, more than 3,500 patients have received a cochlear implant at the University of Michigan. Zwolan has authored several papers on cochlear implants that focus on clinical management of children and adults and has authored several book chapters dealing with various topics related to cochlear implants.
Rene Gifford, PhD, CCC-A
René H. Gifford, Ph.D., CCC-A, is a professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences with a joint appointment in the Department of Otolaryngology. She is currently the Director of the Cochlear Implant Program at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center as well as the Associate Director of Implantable Hearing Technologies. Her current research interests include combined electric and acoustic stimulation (EAS) with cochlear implantation, hearing preservation with cochlear implantation, preoperative prediction of postoperative outcomes with implants, speech perception for adults and children with cochlear implants, and spatial hearing abilities of individuals with unilateral and bilateral cochlear implants. Dr. Gifford has published over eighty peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and she authored a book in 2013 entitled “Cochlear Implant Patient Assessment: Evaluation of Candidacy, Performance, and Outcomes.”
Rene Gifford: Financial: Rene Gifford received an honorarium from Cochlear Americas for presenting this course. Non-financial: Rene Gifford has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
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