Changing Considerations for Cochlear Implant Candidacy: Age, Hearing Level and Auditory Neuropathy

Abstract

The first child fitted with a cochlear implant was a ten year old boy of who received a single channel device from Dr. William House in 1980 (Eisenberg and House 1982; Eisenberg, Berliner, Thielemeir, Kirk and Tiber 1983). At that time the controversy over the safety and general wisdom of providing children with cochlear implants was raging. Prominent… (More)

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