Objective Measures and Programming Cochlear Implants Advances in cochlear implant technology have allowed for amazing outcomes for children with severe to profound hearing loss. As result, cochlear implants are now provided for some children prior to their first birthday and are also provided to children with multiple disabilities. Frequently, it is difficult to use conventional behavioral ... Article
Article  |   September 01, 2009
Objective Measures and Programming Cochlear Implants
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  • Jack King
    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
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Article   |   September 01, 2009
Objective Measures and Programming Cochlear Implants
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, September 2009, Vol. 19, 54-62. doi:10.1044/hhdc19.2.54
SIG 9 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood, September 2009, Vol. 19, 54-62. doi:10.1044/hhdc19.2.54
Abstract

Advances in cochlear implant technology have allowed for amazing outcomes for children with severe to profound hearing loss. As result, cochlear implants are now provided for some children prior to their first birthday and are also provided to children with multiple disabilities. Frequently, it is difficult to use conventional behavioral measures to set cochlear implant MAPs for these patients, so clinicians have often relied on objective measures as a guide to determining appropriate MAP levels. The following discussion reviews the advantages and limitations of using objective measures to administer audiological management for the pediatric cochlear implant patient.

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