Complex Cochlear Implant Cases: Management and Troubleshooting

First Edition

Joshua D. Sevier

Details: 300 Pages, B&W, Softcover, 7" x 10"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-383-8

© 2023 | Coming Soon

Release Date: 12/12/2022


Available for purchase starting 11/14/2022

Print Book: $79.95
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Not all cochlear implant cases present in a traditional manner, which calls for audiologists to seek a second opinion in more intricate and difficult cases. Complex Cochlear Implant Cases: Management and Troubleshooting offers both new and experienced cochlear implant audiologists the opportunity to tap into the knowledge and experience of skilled colleagues that have handled unique and challenging clinical situations with current or potential implant recipients. The book includes pediatric and adult complex cases pertaining to issues in mapping because of various medical conditions, equipment issues, improper device programming, lack of objective methods, and more.

Each case starts with a clinical presentation, audiological testing, device programming, and suggested reading with research backed references. The addition of questions to the reader offers time for the clinician to work through the case in their mind before providing answers, insights, summary, and key points.

In addition to cases, the book also includes information on common methods for troubleshooting, objective measures, and instruction, as well as supplemental information regarding programming electrical-acoustic stimulation (EAS) cochlear implants.

Key Features

  • Includes pediatric and adult complex cases
  • Cases are descriptive and offer highly illustrative insights
  • Cases written by experienced cochlear implant audiologists working in high-volume cochlear implant centers in hospital and university settings
  • 125+ figures including audiograms, mapping, and objective measures provide a visual representation to each case helping the reader rationalize recommendations from leaders in the field


Case Studies

Chapter 1. Role of Middle Ear Status in Cochlear Implant Programming
Jordan Coffelt and Sarah Warren

Chapter 2. Fluctuating Impedance and Performance
Kari Smilsky

Chapter 3. Electrode Deactivation Based on Pitch-Confused Electrodes
Sarah Warren and Jordan Coffelt

Chapter 4. “It’s Raining in My Head!”
Joshua D. Sevier

Chapter 5. A Case of Facial Nerve Stimulation
Meredith Holcomb and Molly Smeal

Chapter 6. Techniques for Management of Persistent Facial Nerve Stimulation and Pain in a Bilateral Cochlear Implant User 
Jane Brew

Chapter 7. “The Screaming in My Head Won’t Stop”: A Case of Neurofibromatosis Type II
Joshua D. Sevier

Chapter 8. The Road to Revision: A Bilateral, Sequential Re-Implantation
Brittney Sprouse and Ali Marquess

Chapter 9. Lack of Audibility Followed by Lack of Clarity
Joshua D. Sevier, Elysa Binger, and Emily A. Graves

Chapter 10. "I Only Hear Women’s Voices... No Men.”
Joshua D. Sevier and McKenzie Rosdail Kaus

Chapter 11. Programming Pediatrics: First Ensure Access, Then Optimize Speech Perception, and Finally Perfect Sound Quality
Jessica Messersmith and Brett King

Chapter 12. Overstimulation
Jordan McNair and Meredith Holcomb

Chapter 13. Advanced Evaluation and Programming in Single-Sided Deafness Cochlear Implants
Molly Smeal and Meredith Holcomb

Chapter 14. Programming Electric-Acoustic Stimulation (EAS) Cochlear Implants
Camille Dunn and Viral D. Tejani

Common Methods for Troubleshooting, Objective Measures, and Instruction

Poor Soundfield Thresholds                                
Static Sounds Heard Only by Patient                                    
Facial Nerve Stimulation                          
Echo in Voices and Other Sounds                    
Sharp, Uncomfortable, and Tinny Sounds                    
Discomfort and Pain From Cochlear Implant

Supplemental Information Regarding Programming Electrical-Acoustic Stimulation (EAS)
Cochlear Implants

Joshua D. Sevier

Joshua D. Sevier, AuD, LLM, is a cochlear implant audiologist and Clinical Program Manager for the Cochlear Implant Program at the University of Chicago Medicine. Prior to his current position, he was an Assistant Professor of Practice, in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Cochlear Implant Research Audiologist at Boys Town National Research Hospital. Dr. Sevier is also the founder and former coordinator of the Cochlear Implant Programs at both the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Children's Hospital of Omaha in Nebraska. He has published peer-reviewed articles, presented at numerous conferences, and also taught cochlear implant programming courses for multiple universities.

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