Evaluation for Pediatric Cochlear Implants
There are several steps to determine whether a child is an appropriate candidate for a cochlear implant. While the process will vary based on the age and individual needs of the child, the essential evaluation process consists of:
- Audiological evaluation, including hearing exam, speech perception test and hearing aid testing
- Medical evaluation to include, but not limited to, physical exam and CT scan
- Speech and language evaluation
- Psychologic and social work visits
Cochlear Implant Surgery for Children
After the evaluation process is complete, the medical team will make the decision as to whether cochlear implants are appropriate for your child.