American Cochlear Implant Alliance Task Force Guidelines for Clinical Assessment and Management of Cochlear Implantation in Children with Single-Sided Deafness

Lisa R. Park*, Amanda M. Griffin, Douglas P. Sladen, Sara Neumann, Nancy M. Young

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

More children with single-sided deafness (SSD) are receiving cochlear implants (CIs) due to the expansion of CI indications. This unique group of pediatric patients has different needs than the typical recipient with bilateral deafness and requires special consideration and care. The goal of cochlear implantation in these children is to provide bilateral input to encourage the development of binaural hearing. Considerations for candidacy and follow-up care should reflect and measure these goals. The purpose of this document is to review the current evidence and provide guidance for CI candidacy, evaluation, and management in children with SSD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-267
Number of pages13
JournalEar and hearing
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 22 2022

Keywords

  • Candidacy
  • Children
  • Cochlear implant
  • Guidelines
  • Single-sided deafness
  • Test battery
  • Unilateral hearing loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Speech and Hearing

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