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

Margaret T. Dillon, Armine Kocharyan, Ghazal S. Daher, Matthew L. Carlson, William H. Shapiro, Hillary A. Snapp, Jill B. Firszt

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Abstract

The indications for cochlear implantation have expanded to include individuals with profound sensorineural hearing loss in the impaired ear and normal hearing (NH) in the contralateral ear, known as single-sided deafness (SSD). There are additional considerations for the clinical assessment and management of adult cochlear implant candidates and recipients with SSD as compared to conventional cochlear implant candidates with bilateral moderate to profound sensorineural hearing loss. The present report reviews the current evidence relevant to the assessment and management of adults with SSD. A systematic review was also conducted on published studies that investigated outcomes of cochlear implant use on measures of speech recognition in quiet and noise, sound source localization, tinnitus perception, and quality of life for this patient population. Expert consensus and systematic review of the current literature were combined to provide guidance for the clinical assessment and management of adults with SSD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1605-1619
Number of pages15
JournalEar and hearing
Volume43
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2022

Keywords

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

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