This presentation will review current advancements in cochlear implants. Further, barriers to care in remote areas, resource challenges and ethical .. Read more decision making will be discussed from a provincial public health perspective. A comparison of provincial coverage for cochlear implants in Canada will be discussed to illustrate different approaches to care and gaps in coverage. Finally, speculation on next generation technology will be included as the market continues to develop improved technologies for this patient population. Justyn Pisa is the Coordinator of Manitoba’s Surgical Hearing Implant Program, specializing in bone anchored and cochlear implants. He holds affiliations with the University of Manitoba as a lecturer and researcher. Justyn previously worked as a clinical audiologist and researcher within the hearing aid industry, developing firmware and fitting software.
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