Pediatric Cochlear Implantation. Expanding Applications and Outcomes.

Joseph L. Russell, Harold Pine, Dayton Young

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Abstract

Cochlear implantation is a revolutionary yet time-sensitive treatment for deaf children that must be performed within a critical window of time, in early life, for a congenitally deafened child to receive maximum benefit. Potential candidates should therefore be referred for evaluation early. Primary reasons for delay of cochlear implantation include slow referrals for care, parental delays, and payer delays. It is vital that all newborn children undergo hearing screening to identify deaf children at birth, and for parents, health care providers, and health care payers to be educated about the indications, important benefits, and reasonable risks of cochlear implantation for deaf children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)841-863
Number of pages23
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Volume60
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2013

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Keywords

  • Cochlear
  • Deafness
  • Hearing loss
  • Implant
  • Implantation
  • Outcomes
  • Pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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