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Unilateral Cochlear Implants for Severe, Profound, or Moderate Sloping to Profound Bilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss A Systematic Review and Consensus Statements

Craig A Buchman, Rene H Gifford, David S Haynes, Thomas Lenarz, Gerard O'Donoghue, Oliver Adunka, Allison Biever, Robert J Briggs, Matthew L Carlson, Pu Dai, Colin L Driscoll, Howard W Francis, Bruce J Gantz, Richard K Gurgel, Marlan R Hansen, Meredith Holcomb, Eva Karltorp, Milind Kirtane, Jannine Larky, Emmanuel AM Mylanus Show all



Importance: Cochlear implants are a treatment option for individuals with severe, profound, or moderate sloping to profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) who receive little or no benefit from hearing aids; however, cochlear implantation in adults is still not routine. Objective: To develop consensus statements regarding the use of unilateral cochlear implants in adults with severe, profound, or moderate sloping to profound bilateral SNHL. Design, Setting, and Participants: This study was a modified Delphi consensus process that was informed by a systematic review of the literature and clinical expertise. Searches were conducted in the following databases: (1) MEDLINE In-Process..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Funding for this study was provided by Advanced Bionics, Cochlear Ltd, MED-EL, and Oticon Medical. Support with consensus statement development and Delphi consensus voting rounds was provided by Oxford PharmaGenesis (an independent health science communications consultancy providing services to the health care industry), professional societies, and patient groups through specialist practices.