6 Recommendations for further research

6 Recommendations for further research

6.1 The Committee recommended that a randomised controlled trial should be carried out to examine the benefit of bilateral cochlear implantation compared with unilateral cochlear implantation in adults with severe to profound deafness.

6.2 The Committee recommended that data on the health-related quality of life of children with bilateral cochlear implants should be collected and measured in accordance with the NICE 'Guide to the methods of technology appraisal'.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)