Hearing Preservation Electrodes in Veterans and Military Servicemembers With Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
[Technical Report, Annual Report]
Iowa City VA Research Foundation
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There is a very real need to provide rehabilitative options for veterans and service members with severe noise-induced hearing loss NIHL. Recent studies indicate that hearing preservation electrodes provide much better auditory rehabilitation compared with hearing aids or traditional length cochlear implants for patients with severe-to-profound high-frequency hearing loss and useable low-frequency hearing. The effectiveness of the hybrid approach for rehabilitation of NIHL has yet to be established. The purpose of this study is to document benefit of the hybrid cochlear implant in this population. This report documents progress during year 1 of the funding period. The initial portion of the year focused on obtaining IowaVA IRB and DoD HRPO approval. Following that time period we have focused on recruitment.
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