Expanding Cochlear Implant Criteria: Real World Applications and Outcomes This article discusses the evolution, current criteria, expanded/expanding indications, and potential future indications for cochlear implants. Some of these areas of expansion include earlier implantation in pediatrics, electroacoustic stimulation for both adults and pediatrics, cochlear implants for single-sided deafness, significant asymmetric hearing loss, and cases of severe debilitating tinnitus associated ... Article
Article  |   December 19, 2017
Expanding Cochlear Implant Criteria: Real World Applications and Outcomes
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Joseph E. Dansie
    Peak ENT Associates, Hearing & Balance Institute of Utah, Provo, UT
  • Sarah A. Cordingley
    Peak ENT Associates, Hearing & Balance Institute of Utah, Provo, UT
  • Brittany Brown
    Peak ENT Associates, Hearing & Balance Institute of Utah, Provo, UT
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  • Financial: Joseph E. Dansie has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Sarah A. Cordingley has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Brittany Brown has no relevant financial interests to disclose.
    Financial: Joseph E. Dansie has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Sarah A. Cordingley has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Brittany Brown has no relevant financial interests to disclose.×
  • Nonfinancial: Joseph E. Dansie has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Sarah A. Cordingley has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Brittany Brown has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Joseph E. Dansie has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Sarah A. Cordingley has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Brittany Brown has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
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Hearing Disorders / Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants & Assistive Technology / Part 1
Article   |   December 19, 2017
Expanding Cochlear Implant Criteria: Real World Applications and Outcomes
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, December 2017, Vol. 2, 3-8. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG8.3
History: Received September 1, 2017 , Revised November 11, 2017 , Accepted November 20, 2017
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, December 2017, Vol. 2, 3-8. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG8.3
History: Received September 1, 2017; Revised November 11, 2017; Accepted November 20, 2017

This article discusses the evolution, current criteria, expanded/expanding indications, and potential future indications for cochlear implants. Some of these areas of expansion include earlier implantation in pediatrics, electroacoustic stimulation for both adults and pediatrics, cochlear implants for single-sided deafness, significant asymmetric hearing loss, and cases of severe debilitating tinnitus associated with hearing loss.

Note: Some of the discussion in this article is viewed/regarded as off label from the current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) criteria. The authors' intent for this article is for it to be a helpful overview in the current trends that are changing in cochlear implants. This article is not indented to be a definitive paper about new trends in cochlear implants.

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