Global Guidelines: Standards of Care for Adult Cochlear Implantation

CIICA’s first resource was developed with EURO-CIU – and is about the new Global Guidelines on Standards of Care for Adult Cochlear Implantation which involved a consensus process and resulted in 20 guidelines. This document goes through the guidelines, pointing out the important issues and their relevance for advocacy and public policy work.

The document can be downloaded here and at where translations are being developed. The peer reviewed paper can be found at

Craig A. Buchman, et al., Unilateral Cochlear Implants for Severe, Profound, or Moderate Sloping to Profound Bilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss. A Systematic Review and Consensus Statements. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0998 Published online August 27, 2020.

More information on the consensus statements can be found at