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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. At any time, 20 to 25 children are going through the candidacy process. We conduct monthly case conferences with CI physicians to discuss patients care.
A cochlear implant can help children who:
We do a full evaluation to find out if your child can have a cochlear implant. Some of these tests may include:
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:
How does a cochlear implant work?
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.
Contact the cochlear implant team coordinator at 682-885-4063 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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A comprehensive medical assessment is a necessary part of the candidacy process. This assessment routinely consists of the following:
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