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Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2012 Feb;45(1):111-27. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2011.08.020.

Cochlear implant programming.

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Department of Otolaryngology, NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016, USA.


Cochlear implants have become a viable treatment option for individuals who present with severe to profound hearing loss. While there are several parameters that affect the successful use of this technology, quality programming of the cochlear implant system is crucial. This review chapter focuses on general device programming techniques, programming techniques specific to children, objective programming techniques, a brief overview of programming parameters of the currently commercially available multichannel systems, and managing patient complaints and device failures. The chapter also provides what the authors believe the future may hold for new programming techniques.

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