Hearing preservation cochlear implantation in children: The HEARRING Group consensus and practice guide.

Rajan, Gunesh; Tavora-Vieira, Dayse; Baumgartner, Wolf-Dieter; Godey, Benoit; Müller, Joachim; O'Driscoll, Martin; Skarzynski, Henryk; Skarzynski, Piotr; Usami, Shin-Ichi; Adunka, Oliver; Agrawal, Sumit; Bruce, Iain; De Bodt, Marc; Caversaccio, Marco; Pilsbury, Harold; Gavilán, Javier; Hagen, Rudolf; Hagr, Abdulrahman; Kameswaran, Mohan; Karltorp, Eva; ... (2018). Hearing preservation cochlear implantation in children: The HEARRING Group consensus and practice guide. Cochlear implants international, 19(1), pp. 1-13. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/14670100.2017.1379933

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OBJECTIVES To provide multidisciplinary cochlear implant teams with a current consensus statement to support hearing preservation cochlear implantation (HPCI) in children, including those children with symptomatic partial deafness (PD) where the intention is to use electric-acoustic stimulation (EAS). The main objectives are to provide guidelines on who is a candidate, how to assess these children and when to implant if Med-El Flex electrode arrays are chosen for implantation. METHODS The HEARRING group reviewed the current evidence and practice regarding the management of children to be considered for HPCI surgery emphasizing the assessment needed prior to implantation in order to demonstrate the benefits in these children over time. The consensus statement addresses following three key questions: (1) Should these children be treated? (2) How to identify these children? (3) How to manage these children? SUMMARY The HEARRING group concludes that irrespective of the degree of residual hearing present, the concepts of hearing and structure preservation should be applied in every child undergoing cochlear implantation and that HPCI is a safe and reliable treatment option. Early detection and multidisciplinary assessment are key to the identification of children with symptomatic PD, these children should undergo HPCI as early as possible.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders (ENT)

UniBE Contributor:

Caversaccio, Marco

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1754-7628

Publisher:

Taylor & Francis

Language:

English

Submitter:

Simona Nicoleta Negoias

Date Deposited:

16 Apr 2018 10:36

Last Modified:

16 Apr 2018 10:36

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/14670100.2017.1379933

PubMed ID:

29073844

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Children Electric-acoustic stimulation Hearing preservation Partial deafness consensus guidelines

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.110920

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/110920

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