Cochlear Implants
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Cochlear Implants


What is a Cochlear Implant?

Frequently asked questions about cochlear implant use and benefits.

How Do I Get a Cochlear Implant?

A step-by-step guide to the cochlear implant process.

Cochlear Implant Surgery

Information about cochlear implant surgery and recovery.

Health Insurance Coverage

Information on insurance coverage, processor upgrades and parts replacement, and additional funding sources for cochlear implantation.

unilateral hearing loss

An ACI Alliance White Paper


Cochlear Implant Candidacy for Adults
Adult Cochlear Implant Rehabilitation

Clinical Guidance

This section covers the following topics:

Position Paper: Supporting Parent Choice for Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Advances in Candidacy, Technology and Outcomes
Adult Candidacy Guidance 
Position Paper: Pediatric Habilitation Following Cochlear Implantation
Bilateral Cochlear Implantation
Revised Recommendation for Pneumococcal Meningitis Vaccination for Implant Recipients
Recommendations for Adults for Obtaining the Meningitis Vaccine


Links to organizations and websites that provide a variety of information, including videos, related to cochlear implants.

The Listening Project

A documentary featuring fourteen young adults sharing their stories about growing up deaf in a time of rapidly improving hearing technology.


Read the personal experiences of children and adults who received cochlear implants and learn more about the CI process and outcomes.


The mission of the American Cochlear Implant (ACI) Alliance is to advance access to the gift of hearing provided by cochlear implantation through research, advocacy and awareness.