[Bilateral cochlear implants in hearing loss]

Soto N, Pichon-Riviere A, Augustovski F, García Martí S, Alcaraz A, Bardach A, Ciapponi A.
Record ID 32018001390
Original Title: Implantes cocleares bilaterales en hipoacusia
Authors' recomendations: CONCLUSIONS There is moderate quality evidence indicating that, when compared with unilateral implants, bilateral cochlear implants might have, in certain patients, some additional benefits especially in terms of space location and speech understanding in noisy conditions. Both the clinical practice guidelines and the sponsors consulted cover the use of bilateral cochlear implants. However, in some cases, in view of the uncertainty as to the extent of benefit they would provide and their additional cost when compared with unilateral implants, they limit their indication to specific populations (adults, blind individuals, children) and only for simultaneous implantation of both implants. Sequential implantation of a second implant is generally not recommended No cost-effectiveness or budget impact studies have been found in Argentina.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2017
URL for published report: https://www.iecs.org.ar/home-ets/
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Argentina
MeSH Terms
  • Deafness
  • Hearing Loss, Bilateral
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Cochlear Implantation
Organisation Name: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy
Contact Address: Dr. Emilio Ravignani 2024, Buenos Aires - Argentina, C1414 CABA
Contact Name: info@iecs.org.ar
Contact Email: info@iecs.org.ar
Copyright: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS)
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