Improving the standard of care for adults with hearing loss and the role of cochlear implantation: Living Guidelines

Published by The CI Task Force on Dec 5, 2023

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The Living Guideline is a general guide to appropriate practice, to be followed subject to the health care practitioner's judgement and the individual's preferences. The Living Guideline is designed to provide information to assist decision-making. Recommendations and good practice statements contained herein are based on the best available evidence published up to 6th May 2022. The relevance and appropriateness of the information and recommendations in this document depend on the individual circumstances. Moreover, the recommendations and guidelines are subject to change over time. 

 

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Abstract

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en-au

PICOS

PICO 1.1

Population
Adults (over 18 years)
Intervention
Single question 'do you feel you have a hearing loss?' in primary healthcare setting
Comparator
pure-tone audiometry
Outcomes

PICO 1.1

Population
Adults with any level of hearing loss
Intervention
Referral to health professional for further audiometric testing
Comparator
not specified
Outcomes

PICO 1.1

Population
Adults with any level of hearing loss or have hearing aids
Intervention
60/60 referral guideline
Comparator
Pre-operative best-aided word score, AzBio sentence recognition in quiet and noise
Outcomes

PICO 1.1

Population
Adult cochlear implant users with severe, profound or moderate sloping to profound sensorineural hearing loss
Intervention
Cochlear implant programming
Comparator
Not specified
Outcomes

PICO 1.1

Population
Adult cochlear implant users with severe, profound or moderate sloping to profound sensorineural hearing loss
Intervention
Patient relevant outcome measures post cochlear implantation
Comparator
Not specified
Outcomes

PICO 1.2

Population
Adults with any level of hearing loss or have hearing aids
Intervention
Assessment tools to determine referral for a CI evaluation
Comparator
Not specified
Outcomes

PICO 2.1

Population
Adult cochlear implant users with severe, profound or moderate sloping to profound sensorineural hearing loss
Intervention
Rehabilitation
Comparator
Not specified
Outcomes