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Cochlear Implants

Bringing the gift of sound to children with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss

The pediatric cochlear implant program at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital has the tools to bring clear spoken language and enjoyable musical sounds to the deaf child’s silent world. A safe, proven medical treatment, the cochlear implant transmits sound beyond the damaged portion of the ear, enabling the child to hear in a most natural-like way.

Boy with cochlear implants playing drum At birth, two-year-old Ronin could not hear drums. Today, thanks to bilateral cochlear implants, he both plays and hears them -- along with his entire family.

Dana Suskind, MD, leads our expert and dedicated cochlear implant team. Highly trained in our fields, our team is made up of surgeons, audiologists, speech pathologists, child life specialists, a social worker, a geneticist, a developmental pediatrician and a psychologist. Working together, we make sure each step of the process is executed well and successfully. If you're the child's parent, you are an essential member of our team. Partnering with you in the best interest of your child is a key part of our program.

Dana Suskind, MD, leads our expert and dedicated cochlear implant team. Highly trained in our fields, our team is made up of surgeons, audiologists, speech pathologists, child life specialists, a social worker, a geneticist, a developmental pediatrician and a psychologist.  Working together, we make sure each step of the process is executed well and successfully. If you're the child's parent, you are an essential member of our team. Partnering with you in the best interest of your child is a key part of our program.

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