Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program

Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program

UT Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program

Nationally and internationally recognized experts leading the way in cochlear implantation, collaborating to bring you comprehensive care in two convenient locations

The UT Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program at Children’s Health℠ brings together experts from Children’s Health, the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) Callier Center for Communication Disorders and UT Southwestern Medical Center to provide the best in cochlear implantation for children.

Our physicians are respected authorities in cochlear implantation and nationally known as educators of leading-edge implantation techniques. Our team of speech-language pathologists and audiologists are certified Listening and Spoken Language Specialists, which means they have special training and advanced education to work with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

From our fellowship-trained, board certified UT Southwestern surgeons to our therapists and support staff, our entire team is focused on one goal – giving your child the tools needed to understand language and learn to communicate effectively and confidently.

Treatments and Services

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Multidisciplinary cochlear implant program can make the difference between silence and sound

For children who are deaf or hard of hearing, the UT Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program can help give access to sound.

Comprehensive evaluation from a multidisciplinary team of experts

Our team of specialists will work with your child and you to conduct a comprehensive evaluation that includes hearing tests, communication skill tests, medical exams and other services, such as a social work consultation, to determine if a cochlear implant is the answer to your child's hearing needs. Throughout the process, we explain each step, outline the potential benefits and risks, and answer any questions you have about the impact a cochlear implant could have on your child’s life.

With the UT Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program, families have the convenience of meeting all providers in one visit, at your choice of two locations, with all necessary imaging and laboratory studies done on site.

I feel like I have been immensely blessed to have a cochlear implant that can help me hear, speak and communicate with others.
Michael, cochlear implant recipient

Advanced research improves the effectiveness of cochlear implants

The UT Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program at Children’s Health is part of the Dallas Cochlear Implant Program, which boasts some of the world's leading cochlear implant researchers working together to improve speech and language outcomes. We are part of an exclusive group dedicated to understanding, testing and refining the design of cochlear implants to maximize the impact they have on the lives of children who could not otherwise recognize sound. You can be sure that your child will receive the most advanced care available today.

Meet the Care Team