2248. TTY (301) 657-2249. Web site: www.shhh.org. Language: English. Abstract: This article deals with the factors involved in using a hearing aid together with a cochlear implant and the dynamics that would influence a patient's decision to choose contralateral hearing use with cochlear implants. The author's advice to individuals considering this hearing assistive method is to get an evaluation by an experienced audiologist who can select and fit an appropriate hearing aid in the ear. This will ensure the benefit of having a contralateral hearing aid with a cochlear implant. Subject Category: Hearing. Descriptors: Hearing Loss. Hearing Assistive Devices. Hearing Aid. Cochlear Implantation. Deaf Communication.