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Your Pediatric Cochlear Implant Health Care Team

Contact Information
 
Pediatric Audiology
(608) 262-3147
 
 
Who Is On Your Health Care Team
 
Learn more about the different individuals and their roles in your child's care.
 
At American Family Children's Hospital, a multidisciplinary team of pediatric specialists is involved in your child's care.
 
All of these specialists have been trained in the special needs and care of pediatric patients. The specialists that may be involved in your child's medical care include:
 
Audiologists
 
Audiologists perform the pre-operative evaluation, counseling and post-operative auditory training. Patients will interact primarily with their audiologist throughout the cochlear implant process.
 
Educational Audiologists
 
Educational audiologists assist children with adapting to cochlear implants and making the transition into the school environment.
 
Surgeons
 
Highly trained surgeons who specialize in pediatric otolaryngology will perform the surgery to implant the cochlear device. They also help decide if an individual is an appropriate candidate for cochlear implants. View the cochlear implant surgeon listing
 
Speech Pathologist/Auditory Verbal Therapist
 
The speech patholigsts will provide post-operative auditory training for those individuals needing assitance maximizing their potential.
 
Social Workers
 
Social workers help patients sort through the challenges of adapting to the cochlear implant. They also assist patients in identifying and accessing community resources for individuals with cochlear devices.
 
Program Assistant
 
The program assistant coordinates letters for insurance companies as well as providing patients with assistance regarding billing questions.
 
Psychologists
 
Psychologists are available for those patients who may need psychological support during the cochlear implant process.
 
Because UW Health is an academic medical center, physicians in their residency may also participate in your care.
 
This team will work with you every step of the way to ensure your child's continued comfort and success with the cochlear implants.