Rethinking Referral Criteria for Adult Cochlear Implant Evaluation Patients are under-referred for cochlear implant (CI) evaluation in the United States. Recent developments in electric-acoustic combination systems, bimodal solutions, cosmetics/wearability, surgical improvements, and reduced financial barriers are driving expanded CI candidacy. This article summarizes current research on these topics so that hearing professionals may recognize potential CI candidates and ... Article
Article  |   December 27, 2017
Rethinking Referral Criteria for Adult Cochlear Implant Evaluation
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Jacqueline M. Bibee
    Neurotology, Shohet Ear Associates, Newport Beach, CA
  • Deanna M. Gende
    Neurotology, Shohet Ear Associates, Newport Beach, CA
  • Jack A. Shohet
    Neurotology, Shohet Ear Associates, Newport Beach, CA
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  • Financial: Jacqueline M. Bibee has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Deanna M. Gende has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Jack A. Shohet has no relevant financial interests to disclose.
    Financial: Jacqueline M. Bibee has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Deanna M. Gende has no relevant financial interests to disclose. Jack A. Shohet has no relevant financial interests to disclose.×
  • Nonfinancial: Jacqueline M. Bibee has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Deanna M. Gende has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Jack A. Shohet has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Jacqueline M. Bibee has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Deanna M. Gende has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose. Jack A. Shohet has no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
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Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants & Assistive Technology / Part 2
Article   |   December 27, 2017
Rethinking Referral Criteria for Adult Cochlear Implant Evaluation
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, December 2017, Vol. 2, 64-72. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG6.64
History: Received October 2, 2017 , Revised October 16, 2017 , Accepted October 16, 2017
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, December 2017, Vol. 2, 64-72. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG6.64
History: Received October 2, 2017; Revised October 16, 2017; Accepted October 16, 2017

Patients are under-referred for cochlear implant (CI) evaluation in the United States. Recent developments in electric-acoustic combination systems, bimodal solutions, cosmetics/wearability, surgical improvements, and reduced financial barriers are driving expanded CI candidacy. This article summarizes current research on these topics so that hearing professionals may recognize potential CI candidates and confidently refer them for assessment.

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