Classification of cochlear implant failures and explantation: the Melbourne experience, 1982-2006.
MI Trotter, S Backhouse, S Wagstaff, R Hollow, RJS Briggs
Cochlear Implants Int | Published : 2009
The definition and categorization of reasons for cochlear implant (CI) failure have recently been standardized following the publication of the European Consensus Statement on Cochlear Implant Failures and Explantation (ECSCIFE) (2005). The aim of this study was to review the Melbourne experience with cochlear implant failure and reimplantation, applying ECSCIFE guidelines for categorization and assessing hearing outcomes. A retrospective review was carried out of Melbourne CI clinic's records to identify all cases of implant failure and categorize them using ECSCIFE guidelines. Comparison was made of pre- and post-reimplantation hearing levels for those patients who had undergone ipsilatera..View full abstract