If your child has hearing problems that aren’t helped by a hearing aid, a cochlear implant may make a huge difference in their ability to hear. The implant features two parts: a surgically implanted device that electrically stimulates the hearing nerve, and a programmable piece worn externally (on the head) that processes sounds.
Sometimes called a “bionic ear,” getting a cochlear implant can be a life-changing event for kids with hearing loss. At Nemours Children's, our cochlear implant surgery team brings together a wide range of expertise and experience to help give your child the gift of sound.
Learn more about cochlear implants from the Nemours experts at KidsHealth.
Depending on the location you visit and your child’s specific needs, your care team may include:
Working together, we coordinate all of the necessary pieces for your child’s cochlear implant surgery. That includes working with you and your team before and after surgery to make sure you understand what’s going on and what to expect every step of the way.
Our auditory-verbal therapy helps kids develop spoken language skills through listening — and it includes training for you and play therapy for your child. We’ll also teach you how to care for and operate your child’s device.
Nemours experts have performed hundreds of successful cochlear implant surgeries in children from their first year to 17 years old. Our advanced surgical facilities are specially equipped to meet kids’ needs.
Beyond surgery, our cochlear implant programs provide long-term support for your child and your family. And we offer you the convenience of having all the services associated with cochlear implant care all in one place. Our Jacksonville office even offers a free summer camp for kids with cochlear implants.
We’re also actively involved in research to look for better ways to diagnose and treat childhood hearing and speech disorders. Plus, year after year, many on our team are recognized as "Best Doctors in America®," as well as "Top Doctors" by local magazines in our regions.
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