|We’re excited to participate in virtually-held AuDacity 2020: Forge Ahead & Forge Ahead Down Under, presented by The Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA). |
Be on the lookout for our session:
Title: Accessible Care for Cochlear Implant Patients
Presented by: Ginger Grant, Au.D., CCC-A
When: Saturday, October 17, 2020 @ 4:00pm -7:15pm ET
Since introduction of the first multi-channel cochlear implant over 30 years ago, technology has advanced with hundreds of thousands of people around the world benefitting from the intervention. Changes in candidacy criteria and patient profile have evolved to the point that a cochlear implant is now considered to be the standard of care for treatment of a moderate-to-profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss.
The audiologic care itself is now undergoing a revolution, with provision of quality pre- and post-operative services available in traditional academic medical centers and local private practices alike. Recent big data projects have revealed the breadth and depth of what the typical CI recipient needs and how to appropriately measure outcomes to guide treatment. Through a combination of in clinic care, remote care and self-care, professionals can tailor treatment to patient needs.