Consensus reached on international guidelines for care.
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) took part in a recently published, first of its kind research study in the Journal of the American Medical Association on the minimum standards of care and treatment for adults with cochlear implants.
HLAA was part of a global panel which included 31 ear, nose and throat surgeons and audiologists as well as seven international consumer and professional advocacy organizations calling for improved standards of adult hearing care.
Throughout this process and in the final published work HLAA represented the voice of consumers and adults who use cochlear implants.
HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley, U.S. co-chair of the Consumer and Professional Advisory Committee (CAPAC), says, “The publication is a major step forward in clarifying when cochlear implants are a treatment option for adults. I’m pleased that HLAA could be part of this process and add the consumer voice. Our hope is that people with hearing loss can make informed choices about their own hearing loss and live healthy lives.”
View International Consensus Paper on Adult Cochlear Implantation.
Hearing Loss Association of America
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, support and advocacy. In addition to the Walk4Hearing, HLAA holds annual conventions, publishes the magazine, Hearing Life, serves as a consumer advocate, and has a nationwide network of more than 140 chapters and state associations. Visit hearingloss.org for more information.
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