Author Affiliations: Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (Drs Lammers, van der Heijden, and Grolman), and Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care (Dr van der Heijden), University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands.
A growing body of literature suggests the benefit of bilateral cochlear implantation over unilateral implantation, in particular with respect to sound localization and language development.1,2 These studies support the belief of physicians, audiologists, and also the parents, who see their children with bilateral implants outperforming their peers with a unilateral implant.
Lammers MJW, van der Heijden GJMG, Grolman W. Cochlear Implants in Children and Adolescents. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012;166(7):677. doi:10.1001/archpediatrics.2012.120