Towards a consensus on a hearing preservation classification system

H. Skarz̈yński, P.H. Van De Heyning, S. Agrawal, S.L. Arauz, Marcus Atlas, W.D. Baumgartner, M.D. Caversaccio, M.S. De Bodt, J. Gavilan, B. Godey, K. Green, W.K. Gstöettner, R. Hagen, D. Han, M. Kameswaran, E. Karltorp, M. Kompis, V.E. Kuzovkov, L. Lassaletta, F. LevevreY. Li, M. Manikoth, J.G. Martin, R. Mlynski, J. Mueller, M.P. O'Driscoll, L.S. Parnes, S. Prentiss, S. Pulibalathingal, C.H. Raine, Gunesh Rajan, R. Rajeswaran, J.A. Rivas, A. Rivas, P.H. Skarzyński, G.M. Sprinzl, H. Staecker, K. Stephan, S.I. Usami, Y. Yanov, M.E. Zernotti, K. Zimmermann, A. Lorens, G. Mertens

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    Abstract

    Conclusion: The comprehensive Hearing Preservation classification system presented in this paper is suitable for use for all cochlear implant users with measurable pre-operative residual hearing. If adopted as a universal reporting standard, as it was designed to be, it should prove highly beneficial by enabling future studies to quickly and easily compare the results of previous studies and meta-analyze their data. Objectives: To develop a comprehensive Hearing Preservation classification system suitable for use for all cochlear implant users with measurable pre-operative residual hearing. Methods: The HEARRING group discussed and reviewed a number of different propositions of a HP classification systems and reviewed critical appraisals to develop a qualitative system in accordance with the prerequisites. Results: The Hearing Preservation Classification System proposed herein fulfills the following necessary criteria: 1) classification is independent from users' initial hearing, 2) it is appropriate for all cochlear implant users with measurable pre-operative residual hearing, 3) it covers the whole range of pure tone average from 0 to 120 dB; 4) it is easy to use and easy to understand. © 2013 Informa Healthcare.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3-13
    JournalActa Oto-Laryngologica
    Volume133
    Issue numberS564
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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    Skarz̈yński, H., Van De Heyning, P. H., Agrawal, S., Arauz, S. L., Atlas, M., Baumgartner, W. D., ... Mertens, G. (2013). Towards a consensus on a hearing preservation classification system. Acta Oto-Laryngologica, 133(S564), 3-13. https://doi.org/10.3109/00016489.2013.869059