Holly FB Teagle, AuD is currently the Clinical Director of Audiology and Therapy at The Hearing House in Auckland, New Zealand, with a dual appointment as Associate Professor at the University Of Auckland School Of Population Health. Her 35 year career in Audiology has focused on patient care, clinical research and teaching related to cochlear implantation.
Presentation: International Consensus on Cochlear Implant Use in Adults
Hearing loss is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. While hearing aids are effective for many adults with hearing loss, those who experience bilateral severe, profound, or moderate sloping to profound sensorineural hearing loss many not receive adequate benefit from hearing aids. In 2018-19, a group of international experts on cochlear implantation met to review evidence through a Delphi Consensus approach for the purpose of developing international agreement on clinical practices around cochlear implantation. The end result was the development of consensus statements relating to CI awareness, access, and candidacy and treatment pathways. Areas for further research where evidence gaps exist were also identified. This presentation shares the consensus findings and relates them to current practices in New Zealand.