Affordable Access

Should children who use cochlear implants wear hearing aids in the opposite ear?

Authors
  • Ching, T Y
  • Psarros, C
  • Hill, M
  • Dillon, H
  • Incerti, P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ear and Hearing
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2001
Volume
22
Issue
5
Pages
365–380
Identifiers
PMID: 11605945
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Hearing aids for children who also use cochlear implants can be selected using the NAL-RP prescription. Adjustment of hearing aid gain to match loudness in the implanted ear can facilitate integration of signals from both ears, leading to better speech perception. Given that there are binaural advantages from using cochlear implants with hearing aids in opposite ears, clinicians should advise parents and other professionals about these potential advantages, and facilitate bilateral amplification by adjusting hearing aids after stable cochlear implant MAPs are established.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times