CI outcomes in children: are the NICE guidelines appropriate for adults?

@article{Vickers2015CIOI,
  title={CI outcomes in children: are the NICE guidelines appropriate for adults?},
  author={Fiona Vickers and Jane Bradley and Katherine K. Wilson},
  journal={Cochlear implants international},
  year={2015},
  volume={16 Suppl 1},
  pages={S43-7}
}
Introduction Currently the NICE guidelines allow adults to be offered NHS funding for unilateral cochlear implantation if they meet the audiological criteria of thresholds of 90 dBHL or worse at 2 and 4 kHz bilaterally, and obtain insufficient benefit from hearing aids, defined as scoring lower than 50% on BamfordKowal-Bence (BKB) sentence testing in quiet… CONTINUE READING