• The Cochlear Implant Program at Children's

    The Cochlear Implant Program at Cincinnati Children’s treats severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss (nerve deafness) through early intervention and comprehensive care for infants, children and adolescents, along with their families.

    With cochlear implants, we may be able to provide your child with functional hearing levels by implanting a device into the inner ear. It is important to understand that not all children with severe to profound hearing loss will be candidates to receive cochlear implants. We work closely with you to determine what treatment meets your child’s unique needs and your family’s communication preferences.

    If our evaluation indicates that your child will not benefit from hearing aids, cochlear implantation may be a preferred treatment option.

  • Audiology: Cochlear Implants

    Watch a video as Michael Scott, coordinator of our Cochlear Implant Program, explains the benefits of the surgically-implanted device.

  • A Diverse Team of Experts

    Our team includes experts in otolaryngology (ENT), audiology, speech-language pathology, social services and developmental pediatrics. We combine our special areas of expertise to develop a comprehensive approach to treating your child’s needs. And our family-centered care approach means that we make you and your child a vital part of our team. You will play a key role in decisions about your child’s care, ensuring the best possible outcome for your entire family.

    Early Intervention

    Early evaluation and intervention are critical for success with cochlear implants.  Intervention at an early age can help your child achieve development milestones on as close to a normal timeline as possible.

    Our Evaluation Process

    Our team conducts a thorough evaluation of your child before determining whether cochlear implants are an option to treat his condition. Read more about the evaluation process.

  • The mission of the Cochlear Implant Team at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is to be the leader in cochlear implantation, committed to providing quality care to infants, children and adolescents, along with their families, affected by hearing loss.

    We want to be the leader in cochlear implantation and we're committed to providing quality care.

  • Division of Audiology

    The Division of Audiology at Cincinnati Children’s is one of the nation’s largest pediatric audiology programs. We believe in early intervention and active collaboration with your family and other clinicians to maximize your child’s communications abilities. 

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