Services & Specialties
Cochlear Implants

Cochlear Implant Expertise at Cincinnati Children's

The Cochlear Implant Program at Cincinnati Children’s is the world wide leader in treating severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss (nerve deafness) through early intervention and comprehensive care for infants, children and adolescents, along with their families. Our experts follow over 630 cochlear implant patients each year, with between 60 and 80 new patients added annually.

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.

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.

What to Expect at Your First Visit

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

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.  Read More