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Grand Rounds in Cochlear Implant Candidacy

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Grand Rounds in Cochlear Implant Candidacy

Over the years, cochlear implant candidacy has changed dramatically. When devices were first introduced, only patients with little to no ability to recognize speech were considered. Advances in technology and evolving ideas about who can benefit from a cochlear implant have expanded the candidate pool, which now can include adults and children with greater preoperative residual hearing, nontraditional candidates (such as those with additional disabilities), and “off label” patients who do not meet the approved indications for the device but could benefit nonetheless (such as those with single sided deafness or asymmetrical, progressive hearing loss).

This course explains the candidacy changes in greater detail and provides guidelines to help professionals determine if a referral to a cochlear implant center is appropriate for a particular patient. The webinar outlines the roles of audiologists and SLPs in making these recommendations and also discusses how to counsel patients regarding their possible candidacy for a cochlear implant.

You will be able to:

  • List current FDA indications and insurance coverage options for adults and children to receive a cochlear implant
  • Describe the difference between a recommendation to implant a patient who meets FDA indications and a recommendation to implant a patient who does not meet FDA indications
  • List various counseling topics that should be covered when a patient is referred for a cochlear implant evaluation

What is Included?

You'll get online access to all the course content, including the full video, references, and eManual, so you can access it from anywhere!

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

Continuing Education

: 0.2 PDHs: 2.0
: 6/17/2017 to 3/27/2020
: Intermediate

Product Information

Item #(s): WEB16204-IND
Client Age: All Ages
Format(s): On Demand Webinar
Language: English
Author: Amy McConkey Robbins, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, Teresa A. Zwolan, PhD, CCC-A

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