Cochlear Implantation: Referral Directory
Physician ContactsBrandon Isaacson, M.D.
J. Walter Kutz, Jr., M.D.
Kenneth H. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Peter Roland, M.D., Ph.D.
Description of services:
- Cochlear implants are designed to restore a level of sound awareness to children who experience a severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss. Children from birth to age 18 may be considered for the program. The Dallas Cochlear Implant program represents a cooperative effort of the combined resources of Children's Medical Center Dallas, UT Southwestern and Callier Center for Communication Disorders. The program's team is multidisciplinary, consisting of audiologists, otolaryngologists, a speech-language pathologist, a psychologist and a research scientist.
- Each child is carefully evaluated by the implant team to determine if an implant is needed. The team also works with patients who already have cochlear implants.
- Unique features of the Dallas Cochlear Implant Program are:
- Support for the option of cochlear implants for individuals with severe or profound hearing impairment who receive limited benefit from other available technology.
- A multidisciplinary approach, including active family participation, to maximize each individual’s auditory and oral potential through individualized comprehensive evaluation, selection, treatment and rehabilitation.
- Commitment to investigating and documenting outcomes, to facilitate improved intervention with, and management of, individuals with deafness.
Information for referral sources:
- Physician referrals are welcomed, but not required.
- Referral indications are severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss for all children from birth to age 18.
- Please contact Kim Hightower, Program Manager of the Cochlear Implant Program @ 214-456-1260 for questions and appointments.
Why Children's Medical Center?
- The Children's medical staff offers fellowship-trained physicians in pediatric otolaryngology and otology.
- Our nursing and support staff is specially trained in pediatric otolaryngology head and neck surgery.
- Surgical care is performed with specially trained pediatric anesthesiologists.
- Special pediatric audiology and speech pathology services are available.