Parental decision-making on whether and when to pursue a cochlear implant for their child can be overwhelming. Often parents have no experience with hearing loss as over 90 percent of babies are born to two typically hearing parents. Making an informed choice includes a review and discussion of comprehensive information that may be entirely unfamiliar to them and this is likely to be going on during a highly emotional time. Resources that may help with the decision-making might include: a CI surgeon (also called an ear, nose, and throat doctor); audiologists; information from the Internet and printed literature; and shared personal information from parents of children who have already received a cochlear implant. Adult recipients may also be helpful in explaining the experience of hearing with cochlear implants. We hope you find the information here useful.
Information for Parents
Position Paper: Pediatric Habilitation Following Cochlear Implantation
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Mail: ACI Alliance
P.O. Box 103
McLEAN, VA 22101-0103