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.
This otolaryngologist is driven by the possibilities that occur at the intersection of technology and patient care.
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.
For patients who are at risk for progressive sensorineural hearing loss, providing a safety net against a sudden world of silence could do immeasurable good. Cochlear implant is an option.