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Cochlear Implant Program


Our first adult cochlear implant surgery took place in 1988. Since that time, our physicians have performed hundreds of implant surgeries on adults and children. The children of our program are referred to audiologists who specialize in providing services to the pediatric population.  

The adults in our program are typically very pleased with their implants. Within a few months of surgery, many have enhanced lip-reading abilities, improved hearing with thresholds of up to 20 dB when wearing their speech processor, and an increased awareness of environmental sounds. With time and practice, many recipients use the phone to some degree and their word recognition ability improves significantly compared to pre-operative performance with hearing aids. Our implant team is comprised of audiologists and neuro-otology surgeons who see patients at the Eye and Ear location and our Dublin office.

 

 

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