CI Candidacy

A multidisciplinary team is essential for the cochlear implant evaluation process.  A cochlear implant team typically consists of an implant surgeon who looks at the medical history and explains the procedure to the patient.  A CT scan is done to make sure that the cochlea is not ossified and is able to hold the electrode bundle.  The audiologist will perform the hearing tests to determine the type of loss, and also monitor hearing aid effectiveness to be sure the patient is a candidate for a cochlear implant.  A social worker or psychologist is involved to assess feelings toward hearing loss and reasons for seeking a cochlear implant.  Based on the recommendations of all these team members it will be determined whether or not a patient is a candidate for a cochlear implant.  

Pediatric Candidacy

Adult Candidacy