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This presentation will evaluate
whether children with single-sided deafness (SSD) show functional improvements
in listening ability after receiving a cochlear implant (CI), and if this
improvement is maintained over time. Pre- and post-CI assessment data for 12
subjects, recruited from a cohort of 37 children using CI for SSD, will be
During this session participants will:
- Demonstrate knowledge of treatment options and be able to describe the pre- and post-CI assessment protocol for children with SSD.
- Identify and explain the benefits of binaural hearing.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the audiological management and listening and spoken language therapy required to optimize outcomes.