Cochlear Implant Program
The Cochlear Implant Program consists of an expert team of cochlear implant surgeons and audiologists who provide personalized care to children with sensorineural hearing loss. Cochlear implants are surgically implanted devices which can provide auditory perception in patients with severe-to-profound sensorineural hearing loss by electrically stimulating the nerve of hearing.
Through multidisciplinary collaboration, our team identifies children with hearing loss as early as infancy using Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) testing and comprehensive audiology evaluations. Our team will then determine if a patient is medically and audiologically a candidate for cochlear implantation and that he or she has the support needed to ensure long-term follow up and rehabilitation. Our goal is to ensure that each child’s hearing is optimized and families are adequately supported. Through partnership with Rose F. Kennedy Center (CERC), speech language pathologists and other specialized schools, we aim to support the family in advocating for their child.
Michel Nassar, MD; Sharon Ripinsky, MA, ABR; Marisa Ramirez, AuD; Sophie Racine, AuD; Mariana Urbina, AuD
- Head and Neck Surgery
- Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
- Otology and Neurotology
- Facial Plastic & Reconstruction
- Rhinology Nasal and Sinus Diseases and Surgery
- Sleep Medicine and Surgery
- Laryngology and Voice Disorders