Category: Middle-Ear Implants

Middle-Ear Implants


When Is an Implantable Hearing Solution Appropriate?

George Cire, Chris James, and Paula Greenham review the major treatment modalities, the general indications for implant use and referral, and present a picture of current clinical practice as reflected in Cochlear Ltd’s Implant Recipient Observational Study (IROS).

The Impact of Unilateral Hearing Loss on Adult Life

There is a need to improve awareness and to better understand the impact and struggles of people who have unilateral hearing loss (UHL), the professionals who treat them, and those who work, live, and socialize with them. With better awareness comes better understanding, so health professionals can refer them rather than dismiss them. Moreover, better understanding can fuel motivation and allow the person with UHL to be more proactive about managing the condition while reducing anxiety.

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Effects of Amplification on Cortical Electrophysiological Function

There has been great interest in using speech-evoked cortical auditory evoked potentials (CAEP) as an objective hearing aid validation measure, because CAEPs allow us to assess the audibility of speech sounds at the highest (cortical) levels. Here is a review by Sridhar Krishnamurti and Larry Wise, as well as results from a study they conducted that suggests there is clinical value of CAEPs for assessing cortical changes from amplification, as well as using this data in audiology services to demonstrate patient benefit.

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