Cochlear Implant Program
We recognize that every child is unique in his or her hearing journey, and we aim to provide quality care that best fits your child’s needs. Just like your child, every hearing loss is unique as well. Your child may be a candidate for a cochlear implant in one or both ears. A cochlear implant is an implantable device that stimulates the auditory nerve to help individuals have better access to sounds when hearing aids are not providing adequate benefit.
Our cochlear implant team consists of audiologists, speech-language pathologists (certified auditory-verbal therapists), an educational liaison, and cochlear implant surgeons. Each member of the team evaluates children with sensorineural hearing loss to determine if they are an appropriate candidate for a cochlear implant. Referrals may also be made to other professionals if additional information is needed. Upon completion of the evaluation, the team meets to discuss factors important for successful cochlear implant use. When recommending a cochlear implant, we strive to create an individualized plan for therapy and parental/educational support to ensure that children become successful cochlear implant users.
Cochlear Implant Clinic in Houston, TX
We also believe that parents are a vital part of the cochlear implant team. We honor and value parents’ choices for their children. We are dedicated to providing parents with the knowledge that they need so that they can make informed decisions for their children. We know that parents and extended family members deserve support from professionals, other parents, and other cochlear implant users. We aim to provide that support and help all of our children reach their fullest potential.