Binaural/Bimodal Hearing: Many cochlear implant users have residual hearing in their non-implant ear. To provide binaural and more balanced hearing a hearing aid in the opposite ear may provide benefit. For individuals with a more severe hearing loss a second cochlear implant may be fit in the second ear.
The following presentations were given during CI2016, Toronto and include the following topics: use in children, MAPping, head-shadow effect, bone conduction, directional microphones and long-term outcomes.
- Bimodal Hearing - Unilateral Cochlear Implantation in Children with a Potentially Useable Contralateral Ear: Iain Bruce, FRCS (ORL-HNS) MD, United Kingdom
- Bimodal Devices on Children: A Survey of Clinician Fitting Practices in North America: Dave Gordey PhD Candidate, Canada
- Academic Outcomes for Early-Implanted Mid-Elementary School Children with Unilateral and Bilateral Cochlear Implants: Julia Sarant PhD, Australia
- Benefit of Advanced Directional Microphones for Bilateral Cochlear Implant Users: Andreas Buechner PhD, Germany
- Bilateral Maps Can Improve Bilateral Cochlear Implant Patients’ Spectral Resolution: Justin Aronoff PhD, United States
- Long-Term Evaluation of Cochlear Implantation in Subjects with Acquired Unilateral Hearing Loss up to 10 Years: Focus on Binaural Auditory Outcomes: Griet Mertens PhD, Belgium
- Overcoming Head-Shadow for Ispilaterally Located Signals with Binaural Voice Streaming in Cochlear Implants: Smita Agrawal PhD, United States
- Binaural Hearing Ability with Bilateral Bone Conduction: Effect of Hearing Status: Stefan Stenfelt PhD, Sweden
- The Effect of Bimodal Stimulation on Hearing and Speech Development of Pediatic Cochlear Implant Users: Wu Hao MD, China