Pediatric Cochlear Implants Cochlear implants are a safe and effective treatment for children with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss. As implant technology continues to improve and outcomes are analyzed, younger and younger children are being deemed candidates for implantation. The decision to operate is made after a thorough evaluation by a multidisciplinary ... Supplement Article
Supplement Article  |   December 01, 2002
Pediatric Cochlear Implants
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Christopher M. Discolo
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  • Keiko Hirose
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
    Section of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Disorders, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue A-71, Cleveland, Ohio, 44195
    MD
  • Corresponding author: e-mail: hirosek@cff.org
Article Information
Hearing Disorders / Hearing Aids, Cochlear Implants & Assistive Technology / Supplement: Implantable Hearing Device Symposium
Supplement Article   |   December 01, 2002
Pediatric Cochlear Implants
American Journal of Audiology, December 2002, Vol. 11, 114-118. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2002/021)
History: Received December 17, 2002 , Accepted December 19, 2002
 
American Journal of Audiology, December 2002, Vol. 11, 114-118. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2002/021)
History: Received December 17, 2002; Accepted December 19, 2002

Cochlear implants are a safe and effective treatment for children with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss. As implant technology continues to improve and outcomes are analyzed, younger and younger children are being deemed candidates for implantation. The decision to operate is made after a thorough evaluation by a multidisciplinary team. This review will highlight the preoperative and postoperative issues related to pediatric cochlear implantation.

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