A clinical trial is a research study in human volunteers to answer specific health questions. Carefully conducted investigational trials are the fastest and safest way to find treatments that work in people and ways to improve health. Interventional trials determine whether experimental treatments or new ways of using known therapies are safe and effective under controlled environments. Observational trials address health issues in large groups of people or populations in natural settings.
Current Cochlear Implant Clinical Trials
- Single-Sided Deafness: For those adults who have experienced a loss of hearing in one ear
- Expanding Criteria: For those adults who don't fit the current FDA guidelines but who nevertheless are experiencing trouble hearing
- Med-El Electric Acoustic Stimulation: For those patients who have good low frequency hearing and poor hearing in the high frequencies.
- We are in the process of initiating a clinical trial for expanded use of the ABI device in children with absent auditory (hearing) nerves who cannot benefit from a cochlear implant and expect to have approval in the near future.
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