Cochlear Implant Surgery Clinical Presentation

Updated: May 03, 2022
  • Author: Cliff A Megerian, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Obtain a detailed otological history including family history of hearing loss. Note the patient's developmental history and immunizations.


Physical Examination

Conduct a comprehensive physical including general ENT with focus on otologic exam. Pay specific attention for any infectious, chronic ear component that will influence the decision and sequences of procedures to make the ear safe before implantation.