Implantable Hearing Devices (IHD)
Instructional Level: Fundamental
Many patients who might benefit from an implantable solution are sitting in dispensing audiologist’s offices. While less than 10% of potential candidates are treated, most recipients say that they did not receive information about implantable solutions from their provider. Moreover, 77% of recipients say that if they could do it over again they would have gotten their implant sooner. The practice model for treating these patients must evolve to increase access to the technology and the services.