Children with permanent hearing loss may wear hearing aids or other devices to help them hear sounds. One device that may be considered for children with very severe hearing loss is called a cochlear implant. A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted electronic device that provides a sense of sound to a child who is profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing. The SLP is an integral part of the cochlear implant team, and works closely with the audiologist and other members of the team to support the child and his or her family.
Please see the Cochlear Implant page for more information.