The Cochlear Implant Program for adults and children is a keystone mission of the IU School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. The program has a remarkable and long history of ensuring access for patients with an interest in cochlear implants, who would benefit from the technology.
The cochlear implant team is led by otolaryngology surgeons at IU School of Medicine and audiologists. In addition to new patients and surgery, the team manages cochlear implants for more than 2,000 people who have received the devices for both common and highly complex issues.
Pediatric and adult cochlear implant indications are expanding to include residual, low-frequency hearing who do not derive benefit from hearing aids as well as hearing loss in one ear.