Cochlear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
Our cochlear implant program uses a multi-step process to determine cochlear implant candidacy. Families seeking a cochlear implant for their child must understand the significance of this type of intervention. Because a child must learn to understand the sounds that he or she hears through the implant (a process that can take years), the cochlear implant candidacy evaluation is thorough. This is done not only to ensure that the child is an appropriate candidate, but also to ensure that appropriate long-term follow up and an appropriate educational environment are in place.