Semin Hear 2021; 42(02): 107-114
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1731691
Review Article

Troubleshooting Cochlear Implant Processors via Tele-Audiology

Benjamin Boss
1  Department of Audiology, Eye and Ear Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2  University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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This case study examines the methods used to troubleshoot a cochlear implant processor via video visit with a nonagenarian (90+ years old) with a bimodal cochlear implant system. This article will discuss the evaluation and management as well as which specific issues could be addressed virtually and how they were resolved. Examples will be provided about how to virtually connect with the patient and how to best facilitate communication during a video visit. Additionally, this article will examine the captioning apps and other hearing assistive technology available for smartphones that can provide further assistance during a cell phone call along with their benefits and limitations.

Publication History

Publication Date:
02 August 2021 (online)

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