Medical Specialties

Cochlear Implant Program | Audiology

The Audiology Department coordinates a full-service cochlear implant program, from diagnosis and surgery to device fitting and monitoring, as well as rehabilitation services for the child and family.

Cochlear Implants

A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted electronic device that provides the sense of sound to a person with a severe to profound hearing loss.  Phoenix Children’s Hospital works with all three FDA-approved cochlear implant manufacturers (Advanced Bionics, Cochlear, and Med-El).  

Hearing treatments and services

  • Comprehensive audiological evaluations, including brain stem auditory-evoked response (BAER) studies.
  • Close collaboration with otolaryngology, neuro-otology, speech and language pathology, and psychology. 
  • Diagnostic evaluations for NICU patients who do not pass their newborn hearing screening
  • Outpatient screenings for patients who have failed their initial newborn hearing screening
  • Hearing aids
  • Hearing assistive technologies
  • Parent education relating to hearing loss, hearing aids, and cochlear implants

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