This trial is evaluating whether Cochlear Implant will improve 4 primary outcomes and 8 secondary outcomes in patients with Hearing Loss. Measurement will happen over the course of Pre-Implant and 12 months post-implant.
This trial requires 80 total participants across 2 different treatment groups
This trial involves 2 different treatments. Cochlear Implant is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.
About 9.1 million US citizens will experience hearing loss within the next 10 yr. Approximately 80% of Americans are affected by hearing loss at some point in their lives.
The signs of both bilateral and unilateral hearing loss include reduced ability to hear a person's own voice, background noise as well as other sounds in the environment, speech discrimination, difficulties understanding speech in background noise. summary: This article discusses the signs of hearing loss and presents the most common signs, including the following: difficulty in hearing familiar voice, noisy environment, reduced communication skills, difficulty making out words from speech and background noise. What are the signs of hearing loss? A hearing loss can be caused by a genetic disorder (congenital, also known as birth-related or inherited), old age, noise damage, or medication. A hearing loss may affect one or both ears.
Hearing loss is a common condition, which is a direct result of aging. Hearing loss can be a serious problem in older adults. Hearing loss in the oldest age group, which often has the greatest hearing loss, can have enormous impact on quality of life. In addition, hearing loss will be an increasingly important issue for many middle-aged adults, and is not only a financial burden on employers but also can have an adverse impact on quality of life in people with hearing loss.
While hearing loss can be cured in some cases, hearing loss can never be completely cured. The underlying causes of hearing loss should be corrected to enable patients to hear even in listening chambers.
Many hearing disorders can be prevented by the use of the proper ear protection. Other causes of hearing loss that can be prevented include ear infections, noise from excessive loud instruments, and exposure to toxins such as noise.\n
The most common treatment for hearing loss is hearing aid"
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The study shows a high proportion of unknown causes (39%). There is a need to develop a better knowledge of the causes of hearing loss by performing more studies. The most frequent cause of an unknown disease is noise trauma (54%).
Clinical trial patients should be a special consideration as a target patient population. Hearing loss is a significant factor affecting patients' quality of life and functional performance, yet many patients may forgo treatments that would ameliorate their hearing loss without compromising their life.
The CI is an excellent way to protect hearing in many cases. Cochlear implantation is the most useful method of correcting hearing loss, because it provides an alternative to conventional hearing aid amplification and is therefore a preferred option whenever the patient meets the criteria for a cochlear implant. However, it may be necessary for some patients with severe hearing loss, bilateral cochlea damage, and/or brain damage who are unfit for normal sound transmission, to receive an intracochlear stimulus instead of a CI because it is not necessarily the best option.
Hearing loss after a cochlear implant can be treated safely with a cochlear implant and improves quality of life. The implant need not be extracted with or without a prior hearing surgery.
There can be two types of hearing loss, those that were caused by hearing loss and those that were congenital: either cochlear, vestibular, or auditory nerves may be affected; and are likely to be progressive. Hearing loss may be mild to very severe, and may present at any age. Patients should always have complete audiograms performed. Treatment should be directed towards correcting the hearing loss, and with proper interventions, often the hearing loss can be prevented.
The current management of hearing loss is focused on avoiding or reducing the loss of hearing and improving hearing handicap. Unfortunately, more researches were found that there is still a lack of effective treatment in some severe hearing loss conditions such as sudden sensorineural hearing loss or mixed hearing loss. We hope to learn more about the cause of hearing loss and develop more effective treatment that would prolong or restore hearing loss to a certain extent.