בשל "הגנת זכויות יוצרים", מובא להלן קישור למאמר בלבד. לקריאתו בטקסט מלא, אנא פנה לספרייה הרפואית הזמינה לך.
Currently, no clear guidelines exist regarding clinical testing methods for identifying adult cochlear implant (CI) candidates.
Indications provided by the US Food and Drug Administration, Medicare, and private insurers are ambiguous concerning test materials and the level and mode of test presentation.
This could lead to wide variability in clinical assessment and, potentially, unequal access to CIs for individuals with clinically significant hearing loss.
To examine the preoperative testing methods used by audiologists in evaluating adult CI candidates across the United States.
A survey assessing audiology practice patterns was created using a Research Electronic Data Capture system hosted at the University of Miami.
A link to a survey (65 questions in multiple-choice or rank-order format was distributed electronically along with a request for completion to members of the American Cochlear Implant Alliance and to the Institute for Cochlear Implant Training forum.