Cochlear Implant clinical trials at UCSF
2 in progress, 1 open to eligible people
CT Guided CI Programming
open to eligible people ages 18 years and up
The current standard of care for cochlear implants (CI) does not address the significant pitch-place mismatch that is inherent in cochlear implantation (see detailed description below). The present study uses postoperative Flat Panel (higher resolution than standard) CT imaging to measure where CI electrodes sit within an individual's cochlea; doing so allows for more accurate frequency mapping (and thus pitch perception). The hypothesis of this study is that long-term (1 year) use of CT image-based frequency maps, beginning on the first day of CI activation, will improve user performance in the areas of speech and music perception, as compared to the use of default programming settings.
San Francisco, California
Expanded Indications in the MED-EL Pediatric Cochlear Implant Population
Sorry, accepting new patients by invitation only
The purpose of this investigation is to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of MED-EL cochlear implants in children 7 months to 5 years, 11 months of age who fall outside the current FDA-approved candidacy criteria and, yet, continue to demonstrate insufficient functional access to sound with appropriately fit hearing aids and aural habilitation.
Oakland, California and other locations
Our lead scientists for Cochlear Implant research studies include Charles Limb.