Pathways of management for children with Single sided Deafness

This presentation will provide an outline of SCIC’s paediatric assessment protocol for clients with SSD; pre-operative support and counselling provided, and guidelines for rehabilitation following CI in this population. Audiological outcomes and rate of progress will also be discussed.


  • Monday, 3 July, 2017 - Monday, 31 December, 2018
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Course Code:   CPE17PMD-W

Course Information

Single sided deafness (SSD) in children can often go undetected or untreated. Yet children with SSD may display a range of behaviours such as difficulty hearing in background noise, localising sound, and increased overall listening effort. Common technology interventions such as bone conduction implant devices and CROS aids will transfer sound to the typically hearing ear but do not offer hearing to the ear that is deafened. Cochlear implantation has however been shown to demonstrate “providing binaural hearing benefits. Squelch and summation aid in increasing the signal-to-noise ratio of incoming sounds and interaural comparisons assist in localization after the head shadow effect is eliminated”. A cochlear implant may therefore be the only option that can potentially provide the benefits of binaural hearing. Consequently, more families of children with SSD are seeking advice regarding cochlear implantation as a hearing device option for their child.




These are convenient and accessible and can be accessed at anytime. These sessions are presented by International and National experts including RIDBC staff. All the courses are accredited by the BOSTES and many are also accredited by Audiology Australia and AG Bell.


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