Cochlear Implant

For a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing, a cochlear implant can provide a sense of sound. This computerized, bioelectrical device is surgically implanted between the skin and the skull. An electrode array bypasses nonfunctioning parts of the ear and sends signals directly to the auditory nerve and then to the brain.

Saint Luke’s Hospital Midwest Ear Institute is dedicated to enhancing quality of life by restoring patients’ hearing. A nationally recognized cochlear implant center, our team of neuro-otologists have been restoring hearing with cochlear implants since 1980. We offer the full range of hearing services to both children and adults, from comprehensive diagnostics to hearing and balance treatment to our acclaimed cochlear implant program.

We know that personalized care is important, and that one size doesn’t fit all. That’s why we offer the full range of hearing and balance services to both children and adults, from comprehensive diagnostics to hearing and balance treatment and our acclaimed cochlear implant program. We provide comprehensive diagnostic testing by certified audiologists, speech language pathologists, and auditory verbal therapists.

Each patient receives consultation services to explore hearing restoration options and auditory training to help patients and their families maximize the benefit of their cochlear implant.

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Saint Luke’s Hospital Midwest Ear Institute

Saint Luke’s Hospital Midwest Ear Institute is staffed by a team of audiology experts who knows the importance of personalized care, and that one size doesn’t fit all – that’s why we offer patients the full range of hearing restoration services, from comprehensive diagnostics to hearing and balance treatment and our acclaimed cochlear implant program.