In progress | Adult hearing loss
CUSP – Cochlear Implant Processor Upgrade
Published: December 2021
This project is funded by the Department of Health and its aim is to assess the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of upgrading cochlear implant processors within the Hearing Services Programme. The specific objectives of the project are to:
- To evaluate the clinical effectiveness of upgraded CI sound processors compared to their existing obsolete processors in adults who use cochlear implants only, and those who combine hearing aids with cochlear implants.
- To perform an economic evaluation (cost-effectiveness) of providing upgraded processors to adults with existing cochlear implants, modelled for various client pathways.
- To assess which factors best predict the benefits arising from upgraded processors.
- To provide recommendations to the Department of Health for the future delivery of CI processor upgrades within the HSP.
This is an ongoing project. This page will be updated at its conclusion. If you are interested in learning more about this project, please reach out to the lead researcher.
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