This 15-minute accredited CME publication reviews the impact of age-related hearing loss on clinical, psychosocial, and economic outcomes. The evolution and expansion of cochlear implant (CI) candidacy, particularly among older adults and individuals with sensorineural or asymmetric hearing loss, is explored. Factors contributing to the clinical effectiveness of CIs and post-implant outcomes as well as the importance of early access to CIs in older adults are also discussed.
Howard W. Francis, MD, MBA, FACS
Richard Hall Chaney, Sr. Professor of Otolaryngology
Interim Chair Department Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences