Cochlear implants are one of the most amazing medical advances of the past century. By bypassing the diseased inner ear and directly stimulating the hearing (cochlear) nerve, nearly all forms of severe to complete hearing loss can be treated.
The Cochlear Implant Program at ColumbiaDoctors brings the world’s leading experts in hearing loss together with the latest technological breakthroughs. Our multidisciplinary team includes subspecialty-trained surgeons in otology/neurotology and pediatric otolaryngology, audiologists, hearing scientists, genetics specialists, neuroradiologists, and a dedicated cochlear implant coordinator.
Our program welcomes both adults and children -- you can learn more about pediatric cochlear implantation on ColumbiaDoctors Children's Health. Our services include speech therapy and training in listening, language, and speech-reading skills. We can help you or your child make the most of your cochlear implant with improvements in understanding speech, talking on the phone, and successfully participating in school and play.
Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program
The pediatric cochlear implant program provides a comprehensive team approach to patient-centered care for children with severe to profound hearing loss.