How effective is bilateral cochlear implantation versus unilateral implantation in children with sensorineural hearing loss?
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Background: The number of studies suggesting the positive effect of bilateral cochlear implantation in children with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss has rapidly increased. However, second implants are expensive, and two systematic reviews have found no randomized controlled trials performed in children and a level of evidence too low to draw robust conclusions.
Study design: A review of 21 studies comparing a bilateral cochlear implant group with a unilateral implant group from Pubmed, Embase, and Web of Science, from inception up to July 25, 2013.| | | Next → | Single Page