Cochlear implants are an increasingly common option for managing hearing loss. The cochlear implant system, which possess external speech processor (about the size of a hearing aid and worn in a similar way) and an internal device (surgically implanted underneath the skin and into a child's inner ear), which provide the child with the sensation of hearing. With 97 percent of deaf children born to hearing parents, this surgery can be life-changing for the child, and her family.
How does Boston Children's Hospital approach cochlear implants?
Our Cochlear Implant Program is an interdisciplinary program located within the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement and led by Greg Licameli, MD. It is the largest and most comprehensive pediatric cochlear implant program in New England with expert staff providing advanced technology and unparalleled personal care.
To schedule an appointment or speak with a member of our team, call 781-216-2250.