Pelosi S, Wanna GB, Gifford RH, Sisler-Dinwiddie A, Bom Braga GP, Bennett ML, Labadie RF, Rivas A, Haynes DS. Unilateral auditory performance before and after bilateral sequential cochlear implantation. Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology. 2013 Dec;34(34). 1642-7. PMID: 24136307 [PubMed]
The relationship between unilateral preimplantation and postimplantation auditory performance in patients undergoing sequential cochlear implantation (SCI) has not been clearly defined. A greater understanding of this relationship could affect preoperative counseling to patients regarding choice of initial side to implant.