For children not benefiting from hearing aids and whose families are committed to an oral mode of communication, cochlear implants − computerized devices surgically placed in the inner ear − offer an opportunity to restore your child’s functional hearing.

The Cochlear Implant Program at Cincinnati Children’s focuses its efforts on children with congenital or early onset deafness to offer families the option to address their child’s deafness during the early language formative years, when speech and communication skill developments are dependent on hearing.

Functioning as a team that includes the patient and family, we determine the appropriateness of cochlear implantation, the availability of resources and implementation of rehabilitation on a case-by-case basis.

To contact us, call 513-636-4355 or email chmcent@cchmc.org.