Cochlear Implants 2016: Advances in Candidacy, Technology, and Outcomes, Factors That Drive the Expansion of Pediatric Cochlear Implant Candidacy Cochlear implant candidacy and outcomes have advanced reflecting technology improvements, early identification, and better linkage between the surgical intervention and follow-up care. Children and adults with a range of hearing losses and other issues are now benefitting importantly from traditional cochlear implants as well as hybrid and auditory brainstem implants. ... Article
Article  |   June 24, 2016
Cochlear Implants 2016: Advances in Candidacy, Technology, and Outcomes, Factors That Drive the Expansion of Pediatric Cochlear Implant Candidacy
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Teresa A. Zwolan
    Department of Otolaryngology, Cochlear Implant Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Donna L. Sorkin
    American Cochlear Implant Alliance, McLean, VA
  • Disclosures
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  • Financial: Teresa A. Zwolan is a Clinical Professor and Director at the University of Michigan Cochlear Implant Program. Donna L. Sorkin is the Executive Director of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance.
    Financial: Teresa A. Zwolan is a Clinical Professor and Director at the University of Michigan Cochlear Implant Program. Donna L. Sorkin is the Executive Director of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance.×
  • Nonfinancial: Some of this research has been previously presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention in 2015. Teresa A. Zwolan and Donna L. Sorkin have previously published in this subject area.
    Nonfinancial: Some of this research has been previously presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention in 2015. Teresa A. Zwolan and Donna L. Sorkin have previously published in this subject area.×
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Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants & Assistive Technology / Part 1
Article   |   June 24, 2016
Cochlear Implants 2016: Advances in Candidacy, Technology, and Outcomes, Factors That Drive the Expansion of Pediatric Cochlear Implant Candidacy
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, June 2016, Vol. 1, 21-28. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG9.21
History: Received January 25, 2016 , Revised May 16, 2016 , Accepted May 17, 2016
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, June 2016, Vol. 1, 21-28. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG9.21
History: Received January 25, 2016; Revised May 16, 2016; Accepted May 17, 2016

Cochlear implant candidacy and outcomes have advanced reflecting technology improvements, early identification, and better linkage between the surgical intervention and follow-up care. Children and adults with a range of hearing losses and other issues are now benefitting importantly from traditional cochlear implants as well as hybrid and auditory brainstem implants.

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