Implantable Hearing Devices (IHD)
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Adult cochlear implant (CI) candidates are often reluctant, for various reasons, to move forward quickly with CI surgery after it has been determined that they are indeed a candidate. In this talk we will discuss evidence-based research and provide medical and audiological case studies to explain why waiting to move forward with surgery might be adverse for the patient. Practical talking points will also be described to aid the clinician in counseling the patient on this topic.