Every case of hearing loss responds to cochlear implantation differently. However patients with an auto- immune hearing loss generally do very well with cochlear implants. This is because their hearing loss is post

lingual, the duration of the loss has been short and because the ganglion cell population in the cochlea is well preserved. The patients at my clinics with auto immune hearing loss (AIED, Sweet’s disease, Cogan’s syndrome, lupus and others) have all had good outcomes.