RESEARCH ARTICLE in the American Auditory Society’s journal, Ear and Hearing: Postoperative Impedance-Based Estimation of Cochlear Implant Electrode Insertion Depth

Reliable determination of cochlear implant electrode positions shows promise for clinical applications, including anatomy-based fitting of audio processors or monitoring of electrode migration during follow-up. Currently, electrode positioning is measured using radiography. The primary objective of this study is to extend and validate an impedance-based method for estimating electrode insertion depths, which could serve as a radiation-free and cost-effective alternative to radiography. The secondary objective is to evaluate the reliability of the estimation method in the postoperative follow-up over several months