Living guidelines project: building consistent standards of care for adults with cochlear implants

Building on the publication; Unilateral Cochlear Implants for Severe, Profound, or Moderate Sloping to Profound Bilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss (Buchman et al.) this project aims to create living practice guidelines that can be adapted and adopted in country, to optimise the care for adults eligible for CI.

The Global Task Force calls for consistent standard of care guidelines for treating adults with cochlear implants : The task force has three Co-Chairs:

Leo De Raeve: Acting Chair of CIICA (Cochlear Implant International Community of Action) and Director of ONICI (Independent Information and Research Center on Cochlear Implantation). ​

Meredith Holcomb: Director, Hearing Implant Program, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology

Ángel Ramos Macías: Professor, University of Las Palmas. School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and Maxillofacial

This initiative to create living practice guidelines for CI is significant because it involves key stakeholders from subject matter experts to CI Users across the globe. They will contribute to and support the effective development and dissemination of a set of accurate, consistent guidelines. These practice guidelines can be adapted and adopted in any country, to optimise the care for adults eligible for CI. Leo De Raeve

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CIICA will be part of the project, led by Leo De Raeve, to ensure the user and family voice is heard.

For more information go to Living Guidelines | Adult Hearing

2 March 2022

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