Immunization guidelines for cochlear implant recipients

October 23, 2013
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Guest Editorial

Patients who have a cochlear implant are considered to be at a higher risk of developing meningitis following otitis media. Whether this occurs along the electrode going from the middle ear into the cochlea or through a blood-borne pathway is unclear.

[Editor's note: This Guest Editorial has been adapted with permission from an article entitled “Implants in Otology” that appeared in the Fall 2012 issue of Soundings, the Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery's newsletter.]

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