In a first-of-its-kind initiative, clinicians from Cleveland Clinic’s Head & Neck Institute and Cleveland Clinic Community Care have been awarded grant funding to reform the hearing loss care model.
Technology and the ability to identify CI candidates have improved, but clinicians still have a responsibility to advocate for their patients until access to the device improves.
To reduce barriers and improve patient acceptance, the Cleveland Clinic Hearing Implant Program offers osseointegrated implants with a very streamlined surgery and recovery process.
The use of sodium thiosulfate to prevent hearing loss in children treated with cisplatin appears promising, according to recent studies, but more research is needed. Pediatric oncologist Stefanie Thomas, MD, MS, explains.
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Caregivers should feel confident in referring patients who could benefit from implants, but it is important to do so early.
An audiologist explains why patients need a comprehensive hearing test before deciding to use any hearing device, including over-the-counter hearing aids.
Audiologists in the Section of Allied Hearing, Speech and Balance at Cleveland Clinic’s Head & Neck Institute are active in promoting hearing loss prevention to the public on a national and local level.
Can OAE testing/tympanometry be used as a cost-effective alternative to comprehensive audiometry in testing for hearing loss in very young children? This is the question Cleveland Clinic doctors are exploring.
Sarah Sydlowski, AuD, PhD, says early diagnosis of hearing loss can help patients achieve optimal outcomes and make the transition to using amplification easier.