The Profile

At your final visit before surgery, we will review the Candidacy Profile with you. This is a summary of the factors that affect outcome with a cochlear implant. It includes the information collected during the evaluation. The Profile helps identify areas that can be affected by change, and helps families develop realistic expectations for their child’s use of an implant. The items we review include those shown on the figure below.

Schematic of the factors that affect cochlear implant outcomes