After cochlear implantation surgery, you and your child will return to The Center for two, consecutive, half-day initial stimulation appointments.  Follow-up mapping appointments will then be scheduled for two-weeks and one month after the initial activation.  Depending on how your child is adjusting to his or her new equipment at this point, mapping and testing will typically be reassessed at 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 18 months, and 2 years post-initial stimulation.  However, it is not uncommon to need interim mapping sessions between these appointments for young children, for troubleshooting, or for more detailed assessment.  After two years of successful cochlear implant use, children will often be able to transition into annual cochlear implant checks