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.
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