The effect of hearing loss configuration on cochlear implantation uptake rates : an Australian experience

Show simple item record Sucher, Cathy M. Eikelboom, Robert H. Stegeman, Inge Jayakody, Dona M.P. Atlas, Marcus D. 2021-06-17T10:01:53Z 2021-06-17T10:01:53Z 2020
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVE : Recent changes to cochlear implant (CI) candidacy criteria have led to the inclusion of candidates with greater levels of hearing in the contralateral and/or implanted ear. This study assessed the impact of various hearing loss configurations on CI uptake rates (those assessed as eligible for CI, who proceed to CI). DESIGN : Retrospective cohort study. STUDY SAMPLE : Post-lingually deaf adult CI candidates (n = 619) seen at a Western Australian cochlear implant clinic. RESULTS : An overall CI uptake rate of 44% was observed. Hearing loss configuration significantly impacted uptake rates. Uptake rates of 62% for symmetrical hearing loss, 48% for asymmetrical hearing loss (four-frequency average hearing loss (4FAHL) asymmetry ≤60 dB), 25% for highly asymmetrical hearing loss (4FAHL asymmetry >60 dB), 38% for hearing losses eligible for electric-acoustic stimulation, and 22% for individuals with single-sided hearing loss were observed. Hearing loss configuration and age were both significant factors in relation to CI uptake although the impact of age was limited. CONCLUSION : CI clinics who apply or are considering applying expanded CI candidacy criteria within their practice should be aware that candidates with greater levels of residual hearing in at least the contralateral ear are less likely to proceed to CI. en_ZA
dc.description.department Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hj2021 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Cathy M. Sucher, Robert H. Eikelboom, Inge Stegeman, Dona M. P. Jayakody & Marcus D. Atlas (2020) The effect of hearing loss configuration on cochlear implantation uptake rates: an Australian experience, International Journal of Audiology, 59:11, 828-834, DOI:10.1080/14992027.2020.1768445. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1499-2027 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1708-8186 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/14992027.2020.1768445
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_ZA
dc.rights © 2020 British Society of Audiology, International Society of Audiology, and Nordic Audiological Society. This is an electronic version of an article published in International Journal of Audiology, vol. 59, no. 11, pp. 828-834, 2020. doi : 10.1080/14992027.2020.1768445. International Journal of Audiology is available online at : en_ZA
dc.subject Cochlear implant en_ZA
dc.subject Uptake rates en_ZA
dc.subject Asymmetrical hearing loss en_ZA
dc.subject Single-sided hearing loss en_ZA
dc.subject Electroacoustic en_ZA
dc.subject Post-lingual hearing loss en_ZA
dc.title The effect of hearing loss configuration on cochlear implantation uptake rates : an Australian experience en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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