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Cochlear Implant Program



To restore, sustain and enhance the quality of life and developmental potential of the whole child with hearing loss through a multidisciplinary team approach guided by honesty and integrity and rooted in advanced science and technology.


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 implaCochlear-Implant-Patient-2nts 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 us. Our team has several important numbers for you to use. We have a cochlear implant community/educational liaison as well as a DHH family support specialist, both of whom will guide you through your journey. You can ask them questions at any time:  

In addition, we have a dedicated number to answer any of your CI specific scheduling or insurance questions: 858-966-8601  

Finally, if you are trying to cancel an existing CI appointment, please call 858-966-8100.

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