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Cochlear Implantation in Children with Unilateral Hearing Loss: CUHL Trial Outcomes and Considerations

  • Audiology
  • General Lecture

Saturday, November 12, 2022

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Online Virtual
CEU Hours:   0.100

Session Description

As indications for cochlear implantation expand, children with significant unilateral hearing loss (UHL) have become candidates. Children with UHL face unique difficulties with localization, hearing in noise, and speech recognition that trickle down into their performance in school and their ability to meet their full potential. This session will provide evidence-based guidance for cochlear implant candidacy, management, and expected outcomes in children with UHL. The speakers will focus on 24-month performance data obtained as part of a clinical trial investigating the safety and efficacy of cochlear implantation in this population.

Session Objectives

As a result of this course, participants will be able to: 1) Describe characteristics of children with severe-to-profound unilateral sensorineural hearing loss. 2) Discuss factors that may influence outcomes in children with cochlear implants and normal hearing in the contralateral ear. 3) Identify potential benefits children with unilateral hearing loss may experience when using a cochlear implant.