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World Hearing Day - March 3, 2020

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Tuesday 3 March
Who is a Candidate for a Cochlear Implant?

Cochlear implants provide meaningful access to sound for those with more severe hearing loss. Even the most advanced hearing aids may not overcome the hearing difficulties associated with severe to profound hearing impairment. A cochlear implant bypasses the damaged areas of the cochlea and may provide improved hearing abilities for speech understanding and the perception of music and environmental sounds.

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CMV and Hearing Loss
Identification of CMV can lead to improved outcomes in neurologic, developmental, and hearing outcomes.Screening for CMV is practical and inexpensive.CMV is a treatable cause of childhood hearing loss if identified early, with a potential for significant savings of societal health care and educational dollars.
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Cochlear Implant Adult Candidacy
Close to one million adults have received a cochlear implant (CI) world-wide. Each of them was in a place of making an important decision: “Is a cochlear implant the right choice for me?” Making an informed choice includes a comprehensive review of information on candidacy and the process (including the follow-up after surgery).
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Medicaid
Ensuring that patients have appropriate access to insurance coverage is a key organizational priority. We have surveyed CI clinics and found that there are access to care issues created by state regulations that limit sound process replacements, numbers of batteries allowed, and sufficient coverage of therapy.
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The mission of the American Cochlear Implant (ACI) Alliance is to advance access to the gift of hearing provided by cochlear implantation through research, advocacy and awareness.