Journal article

A Comparison of Electrical Stimulation Levels Across Ears for Children With Sequential Bilateral Cochlear Implants

Karyn L Galvin, Roghayeh Abdi, Richard C Dowell, Bryony Nayagam

Ear and Hearing | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To compare threshold and comfortable levels between a first and second cochlear implant (CI) for children, and to consider if the degree of difference between CIs was related to the age at bilateral implantation or the time between implants. A secondary objective was to examine the changes in levels over time for each CI . DESIGN: Fifty-seven participants were selected from the 146 children and young adults who received a first Nucleus CI as a child, and received a second implant at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital between September 2003 and December 2011. Exclusion criteria included an older implant type, incomplete array insertion, incomplete data available, and a pulse..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported through a project-based funding agreement between Cochlear Limited and the University of Melbourne. Cochlear Limited staff had no influence over the design, analysis, or write-up of the study, and the authors retained full editorial control.