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When Should an Adult be Referred for a CI Evaluation?

Monday, August 10, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jessica Houk
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A guideline utilizing commonly collected patient data can be used to aid audiologists in knowing when to refer an adult to a CI center for a CI evaluation.  Patients should be referred if they demonstrate a best ear unaided monosyllabic word score less than or equal to 60% correct and if they demonstrate an unaided pure-tone average in their better ear that is greater than or equal to 60 dB HL. The recommended guideline is the results of a study of 529 patients who participated in a cochlear implant candidacy evaluation.


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