Implantable Hearing Devices (IHD)
Instructional Level: Intermediate
A large body of behavioral and physiological evidence supports the early implantation of hearing impaired children as part of the strategy for maximizing communication skills and hearing outcomes. However, this has produced new challenges in the need for objective assessment of implant candidacy, assessment of fitting success, and post-implant mapping of the device. The electrically evoked auditory brainstem responses (eABR) and stapedial reflexes (eSRT) are two key tools used in these roles. This presentation will focus on the use of these tools for post-implant mapping and implant fitting verification.