Journal article

Planned simultaneous bilateral cochlear implant operations: How often do children receive only one implant?

Jennifer F Holland, Karyn L Galvin, Robert JS Briggs

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2012

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the proportion of planned simultaneous cochlear implant operations that do not result in simultaneous cochlear implants on the day of surgery. The frequency with which this occurs has not been reported in the literature, and such information is important for parents' pre-operative decision making. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of pediatric cochlear implant operations performed in the period January 2007-July 2010 at the Melbourne Cochlear Implant Clinic. The number of planned simultaneous cochlear implant procedures and the results of these surgeries were catalogued. Reasons for not proceeding with simultaneous cochlear implan..

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Awarded by Human Research Ethics Committee of the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Cochlear Implant Clinic


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors are grateful to the staff of the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Cochlear Implant Clinic for their support of this work. Ethical approval for this work was given by the Human Research Ethics Committee of the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne (Project No. 04/564H109). Financial support for this work was provided by the National Health and Medical Research Council (Project Grant No. 454318) and the Department of Otolaryngology at The University of Melbourne. Nobody had any influence over the design, implementation or analysis of results of this study.