Contemporary Protocols for Evaluating Cochlear Implant Candidacy of Children Candidacy criteria for determination of cochlear implantation for children have changed significantly since cochlear implants were first introduced. The contemporary evaluation process includes initial consultation, audiological assessment, speech and language assessment, preoperative counseling, selection of the ear to implant, medical evaluation, and additional assessments as needed. Ideally, an interdisciplinary team ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2009
Contemporary Protocols for Evaluating Cochlear Implant Candidacy of Children
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Teresa A. Zwolan
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Ellen Thomas
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
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Hearing Disorders / Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants & Assistive Technology / Articles
Article   |   March 01, 2009
Contemporary Protocols for Evaluating Cochlear Implant Candidacy of Children
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, March 2009, Vol. 19, 4-13. doi:10.1044/hhdc19.1.4
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, March 2009, Vol. 19, 4-13. doi:10.1044/hhdc19.1.4
Abstract

Candidacy criteria for determination of cochlear implantation for children have changed significantly since cochlear implants were first introduced. The contemporary evaluation process includes initial consultation, audiological assessment, speech and language assessment, preoperative counseling, selection of the ear to implant, medical evaluation, and additional assessments as needed. Ideally, an interdisciplinary team of professionals is involved in this evaluation process. The following article discusses procedures used in our clinic to determine a child's candidacy for a cochlear implant.

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