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Cochlear Implant Candidacy

In order to determine if your child is a cochlear implant candidate, he or she will be scheduled for a cochlear implant evaluation performed by a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, audiologists, speech-language pathologists, developmental psychologists and an educational liaison.

Many factors must be taken into consideration in determining whether a child is a candidate for the procedure. Candidates will most likely receive a diagnostic audiological evaluation, auditory brainstem evoked response/auditory steady state response test, speech perception test battery, balance testing, speech-language evaluation, developmental evaluation, educational evaluation, medical evaluation with CT and MRI scans, vision testing, vaccinations, and genetic testing.