Cochlear Implant, Severe Sensoryneurial Hearing Loss

Pneumococcal Vaccination to Protect Cochlear Implant Patients

Pneumococcal Vaccination is Key to Protecting Cochlear Implant PatientsCochlear implants bring sound to thousands of people with hearing loss worldwide. People with cochlear implants are at increased risk for pneumococcal meningitis.

Cochlear Implants

A cochlear implant is an electronic device that restores partial hearing to individuals with severe to profound hearing loss who do not benefit from a conventional hearing aid.

Position Statement: Cochlear Implants

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery considers unilateral and bilateral cochlear implantation as appropriate treatment for adults and children with severe to profound hearing loss.

Position Statement: Implantable Hearing Devices

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery considers the implantation of a percutaneous or transcutaneous bone conduction hearing device, placement of a bone conduction oral appliance, and implantation of a semi-implantable hearing

Positions Statement: Otology/Neurotology

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery recognizes that after general surgical training an otolaryngology resident spends four years being educated and trained in the head and neck region.

Position Statement: Minimal Test Battery for Cochlear Implants

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery endorses the concept of the Hearing in Noise Test (HINT) and Consonant-Noise-Consonant (CNC) Test as minimal research reporting requirements for results of cochlear implantation in adults.