The Journal of International
Advanced Otology
Original Article

Worldwide Variation in Cochlear Implant Candidacy

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Department of ENT, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp Belgium

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Madrid Hospital La Paz Paseo de la Castellana, Madrid, Spain

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CHU - Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Rennes, Rennes, France

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Würzburg ENT University Hospital, Würzburg, Germany

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King Abdullah Ear Specialist Center, ENT Department, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Madras ENT Research Foundation, Tamil Nadu, India

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Capital Medical University, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Beijing Shi, China

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Calicut ENT Super Speciality Institute and Research Center, Kerala, India

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Rostock University Medical Center, Rostock, Germany

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Central Manchester University Hospitals Ellen Wilkinson Building, Manchester, United Kingdom

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UNC Ear & Hearing Center at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, North Carolina, USA

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Bradford Royal Infirmary Yorkshire Auditory Implant Center, Bradford, United Kingdom

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Luzern HNO-klinik Kantonspital Luzerner, Luzern, Switzerland

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Department of ENT, University Hospital Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

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Kansas University Center for Hearing and Balance Disorders, Kansas City, USA

J Int Adv Otol 2022; 18: 196-202
DOI: 10.5152/iao.2022.21470
Read: 9 Downloads: 7 Published: 01 May 2022

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to find out how candidacy criteria have evolved differently across the globe.

METHODS: Candidacy criteria and outcome measurements applied in 19 HEARRING clinics were analyzed.

RESULTS: Candidacy criteria vary between clinics. Overall, both bilateral implantation and cochlear implantation in patients with single-sided deafness are becoming more frequent.

CONCLUSION: Standardized outcome measurement instruments need to be applied to provide access to the hearing world to all patients with hearing loss who would benefit from cochlear implantation.

Cite this article as: Van de Heyning P, Gavilán J, Godey B, et al. Worldwide variation in cochlear implant candidacy. J Int Adv Otol. 2022;18(3):196-202.

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