Reconfiguring CI services: the ‘new normal’

Covid-19 has necessitated that many patient pathways to be reconfigured due to social distancing as well as personal protective considerations for patients and staff. In this seminar we will consider the patient experience, the public health implications of Covid-19 for hearing healthcare professionals, surgery and anaesthesia risks, and organisational changes needed within a service to facilitate recovery of clinical activity.

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Chair: Gerard O’Donoghue (Nottingham)

Presenters: Katherine Bouton (US), Frank Lin (US), Bruce Gantz (US), Thomas Roland (US), Douglas Hartley (UK), Thomas Lenarz (DE), Robert Briggs (AU)

No touch CI pathways: will Covid-19 drive innovation?

The need to maintain social distancing during the pandemic has required clinical services to restrict ‘face to face’ contact episodes and thus remote care may become a necessity. We begin with the patient experience and then draw on the field of remote hearing-aid fitting prior to considering clinical experience with cochlear implants. Could intraoperative cochlear neurophysiology inform this approach? We will then consider how the domain of artificial intelligence could be transformative in enabling the wider adoption of remote care.

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Chair: Helen Cullington (Southampton)

Presenters: Patrizia DiGiovanni (AU), DeWet Swanepoel (SA), Frederic Venail (FR), Stephen O’Leary (AU), Michelle Kraskin (US), Colleen Psarros (AU), R Ranjith (IN), Paul Govaerts (BE)