EBP Compendium: Summary of Systematic Review
A Meta-Analytic Comparison of Binaural Benefits between Bilateral Cochlear Implants and Bimodal Stimulation
Schafer, E. C., Amlani, A. M., et al.
Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 18(9), 760–776.
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The review addresses a clearly focused question
Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided
Search strategy is described in sufficient detail for replication
Included studies are assessed for study quality
Quality assessments are reproducible
Description: This is a meta-analysis of studies investigating the outcomes for individuals using bilateral cochlear implants or bimodal stimulation.
Question not specifically stated.
Population: Subjects with bilateral cochlear implants (CI) or bimodal input
Intervention/Assessment: Bilateral cochlear implants or bimodal input compared to monaural cochlear implant or hearing aid.
Number of Studies Included: 16
Years Included: January 2000–December 2005
Keywords: Hearing Loss; Deafness; Cochlear Implants
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Added to Compendium: August 2010