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Access to aidable residual hearing in adult candidates for cochlear implantation in the UK

Fielden, Claire A.; Hampton, Rosa; Smith, Sandra; Kitterick, Pádraig T.

Authors

Claire A. Fielden

Rosa Hampton

Pádraig T. Kitterick



Abstract

Guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) permits candidates to receive a cochlear implant provided they only hear sounds louder than 90 dB HL at 2 and 4 kHz. In some patients, their level of residual hearing may be sufficient to warrant the use of a hearing aid in their non-implanted ear. A survey of unilaterally-implanted adults indicated that those implanted since the publication of NICE guidance were almost seven times more likely to use a hearing aid than those implanted prior to this. If contralateral hearing aid use provides additional benefits over implant use alone, it may be appropriate to consider the capacity to use residual hearing following implantation when determining candidacy.

Citation

Fielden, C. A., Hampton, R., Smith, S., & Kitterick, P. T. (in press). Access to aidable residual hearing in adult candidates for cochlear implantation in the UK. Cochlear Implants International, 17(sup 1), https://doi.org/10.1080/14670100.2016.1153836

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 1, 2016
Online Publication Date Apr 21, 2016
Deposit Date Jan 31, 2017
Publicly Available Date Jan 31, 2017
Journal Cochlear Implants International
Print ISSN 1467-0100
Electronic ISSN 1754-7628
Publisher Maney Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 17
Issue sup 1
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/14670100.2016.1153836
Keywords Cochlear implants, Bimodal aiding, Cochlear implant candidacy, Biomodal candidate, Contalateral hearing aid, Residual hearing
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/39253
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14670100.2016.1153836
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information Copyright 2016 Informa UK Limited

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