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Cochlear Implant Program



To restore, sustain, and enhance the quality of life and developmental potential of the whole child with atypical hearing 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 severe to profound hearing levels, 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 multidisciplinary team approach allows for a comprehensive evaluation of children being considered for the implants as well as patients who already have them.

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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 levels, where the benefit from hearing aids is severely limited, or when spoken language perception abilities are poor.

As with hearing aids, cochlear implants do not return a child’s hearing levels to a typical hearing range. But, for certain individuals with hearing differences, there is a 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 communicate with confidence when spoken language is the family’s goal.

For more information on our program, click on the links on the left or Contact Us below. Our team has several important numbers for you to use. We have a cochlear implant community/educational liaison who will assist you through your journey and answer any questions you may have:

– Olivia Carrillo, Community/Educational Liaison

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

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

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