The Cochlear Implant Team at Rainbow Children's Hospital provides state-of-the-art technology and advanced surgical services to the much needed community of hearing challenged pediatric population.
Any child with severe to profound sensory neural type of hearing impairment, not getting benefit from hearing aid, or those with progressive hearing impairment and lag of speech and language acquisition suring the critical age can be a Cochlear Implant candidate. Other indications include one sided deafness, partial deafness without benefit of hearing aid. Such candidates, after careful evaluation, are considered for CI. The Cochlear Implant team is equipped to provide pre- and post-surgery care, rehabilatation services as well.