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Team members include pediatric otolaryngologist, Dr. Paul Bauer, M.D., otologist/neurotologist, Dr. Ricardo Cristobal, M.D., Ph.D., audiologists and speech-language pathologists with specialized training in the Auditory-Verbal Therapy approach. Other professionals may be added to a child's "team" if needed. These professionals may include physical therapy, occupational therapy or psychological services. We conduct monthly case conferences with CI physicians to discuss patients care.
A cochlear implant has parts that are both inside and outside of the ear.
The inside part of the implant is a:
The surgeon places the receiver under the skin, behind the ear. The receiver wire goes into the cochlea through an opening.
The outside part of the implant has a:
We do a full evaluation to find out if your child can have a cochlear implant. Some of these tests may include:
Before and after getting a cochlear implant, your child will meet with members from the Cook Children’s cochlear implant team including:
What audiologists do:
Our speech-language pathologists and listening and spoken language specialists:
What speech-language pathologists do:
Your child’s success begins with you.
Pediatric aural rehabilitation services are provided by certified auditory-verbal therapists or speech-language pathologists, who have specific mentoring and training in auditory-verbal therapy strategies and techniques. These include:
Other medical services
A comprehensive medical assessment is a necessary part of the candidacy process. This assessment routinely consists of the following:
Contact the cochlear implant team coordinator at 682-885-4063 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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