Best practice guidelines for surgery

best practice for surgeryConsensus Statement 5:
Both curved (perimodiolar) and straight electrodes are clinically effective for cochlear implantation, with a low rate of complications.

Consensus Statement 6:
When possible, hearing preservation surgery can be beneficial in individuals with substantial residual hearing.

We know that there’s a lot of potential recipients who are unaware of the benefit of cochlear implantation and also hearing professionals who don’t refer or are unaware of the benefits of referring and so I think they should be reassured that cochlear implants are remarkably effective, and that the surgery is very straight forward and nothing to be afraid of.

Whilst there might be discussion as to which one’s appropriate in the individual patient, that can really be decided by the individual surgeons and patients and recipients and anyone in the field needs to be reassured that the outcomes with both are excellent.

Professor Rob Briggs, Medical Director CI Programme, The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital


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Cochlear Implant Surgery

ACI Alliance presented by Professor Oliver Adunka, Professor and Director of Otology, Neurotology and Cranial Base Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

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