Rady Children’s Cochlear Implant Program provides state-of-the-art care to children with hearing loss, focusing on each child’s unique needs.
Our multidisciplinary team is comprised of professionals across disciplines – from Audiology, Otolaryngology, Speech-Language Pathology, Developmental Psychology, Educational Consultation and Social Work. The team approach allows for a comprehensive evaluation of children being considered for the implants and patients who already have them.
About Cochlear Implants
Cochlear implants are an alternative to hearing aids. They can transmit sound information directly to the auditory nerve in cases of severe to profound hearing loss, where benefit from hearing aids is severely limited or when speech perception abilities are poor.
As with hearing aids, cochlear implants do not return a person with hearing loss to normal hearing, but for certain individuals, there is vast improvement in auditory function and speech clarity. The primary goal of our program is to provide each child with the tools required to understand spoken language and to communicate with confidence.
For more information on our program, click on the links on the left or contact our Cochlear Implant Clinical Coordinator.