The Children’s Cochlear Implant Center at UNC has a long history of serving children with cochlear implants. Services include every aspect of cochlear implant care for children, including diagnosis, counseling, inter-operative monitoring of implants, and all phases of device programming and monitoring. Over 1000 children have received cochlear implants at UNC, making us the one of the largest pediatric programs in the country. Our focus on team centered, individualized care has brought us international recognition. “Our kids” are members of a hearing family at UNC and we strive to support children and families at all stages of their communication journeys.
We have participated in a number of clinical trials over the years with all three cochlear implant companies, and we have been involved in additional clinical research related to various aspects of cochlear implant use. Currently, we are one of six cochlear implant centers involved in the Childhood Development after Cochlear Implantation (CDaCI) study funded by the NIH/NIDCD.
The UNC Cochlear Implant Program is a proud member of the American Cochlear Implant (ACI) Alliance.