Far more adults can be treated and helped with cochlear implants

A panel of medical experts has agreed on 20 consensus statements in seven areas regarding cochlear implants as an efficient treatment for severe, profound or moderate sloping to profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss in adults.

Twenty consensus statements on unilateral cochlear implantation in adults with bilateral severe, profound or moderate sloping to profound sensorineural hearing loss have been agreed and endorsed by a so-called “Delphi panel” of 31 medical experts. The Delphi consensus process was guided by a Chair, Dr Craig Buchman, Head of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, USA.