Cochlear Implant Program

Hearing loss can be congenital (present at birth) or progressive (get worse over time). The Cochlear Implant team evaluates and treats children and teens with a wide range of conditions that affect hearing loss, including:

  • Cochlear malformations 
  • Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV): an infection that can cause health problems that are apparent at birth or develop later during infancy or childhood
  • Exposure to medications that damage the inner ear
  • Genetic conditions and syndromes
  • Head trauma or skull fracture
  • Meningitis: a condition in which the brain and spinal cord membranes become inflamed (usually because of an infection)
  • Noise exposure