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Post-Operative Appointment Schedule

Contact Information
 
(608) 263-6191
The cochlear device will be activated approximately four to six weeks following surgery. After the initial activitation there will be a series of appointments to continue programming and monitoring the device.
 
Following is a general outline of post-operative appointments.
 
Please note that there may be additional appointments depending on the needs of the individual patient.
 
Post-operative Appointments
 
Activation
  • Four to six weeks following surgery
  • Appointment lasts approximately three hours
  • The device is activated and initial programming begins
Two-Week Check
  • Occurs two weeks after initial activation
  • Appointment lasts approximately two hours
  • Adjustment and fine tuning of the cochlear implant
  • Might include evaluation of auditory abilities
One-Month Evaluation
  • Appointment lasts approximately one hour
  • Continued programming of the device
  • Might include evaluation of auditory abilities
Six-Month Evaluation
  • Appointment lasts approximately one to two hours
  • Continued programming of the device
  • Might include evaluation of auditory abilities
One-Year Evaluation and Continued Annual Evaluations
  • Appointment lasts approximately one to two hours
  • Hearing tests will be performed
  • Adjustments and fine tuning of the cochlear implant