Pediatric Services

CASTLE
The Carolyn J. Brown Center for Acquisition of Spoken language Through Listening Enrichment (CASTLE) is an expansion of the W. Paul Biggers, MD Carolina Children's Communicative Disorders Program (CCCDP). CASTLE, as part of the CCCDP, works through the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, to provide direct therapy services, parent training, and professional training in listening and spoken language.
CCCDP Grant
The Carolina Children's Communicative Disorders Program (CCCDP) manages a state funded grant which provides funding for hearing devices for children who are deaf and hard of hearing. The program is intended for families do not qualify for other public programs, and who do not have adequate income to obtain devices when they are not covered by insurance. It is funded through the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health and managed by CCCDP.
Otology/Neurotology
The physicians at UNC Chapel Hill provide the best possible care for children with ear and hearing concerns.
Pediatric Audiology
Pediatric Audiology provides hearing diagnostic and rehabilitation services to infants and children having a wide range of hearing disorders. Pediatric Audiology works closely with UNC Hospital’s Infant Hearing Screening Program to identify and diagnose hearing loss within the first weeks of life. Infants and children who have hearing aids or whose families are concerned about possible hearing loss are followed by the Pediatric Audiology team.
Pediatric Cochlear Implants (CCCDP)
The Carolina Children's Communication Disorders Program (CCCDP) houses the Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program at UNC. As one of the largest pediatric programs in the world, we have a long history of providing comprehensive clinical care to children who receive cochlear implants. We serve children over 1000 children from birth to 21 years of age, and implant over 100 devices each year. CCCDP has participated in a number of clinical trials over the years with all three cochlear implant companies and been involved in additional clinical research related to various aspects of cochlear implant use.
Pediatric Links
The Carolina Children's Communication Disorders Program (CCCDP) is part of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Department of Otolaryngology at the University of North Carolina Hospital and Clinics. Our pediatric cochlear implant program has a long history of providing comprehensive clinical care to children who receive cochlear implants. We serve children with hearing loss from birth to 21 years of age and provide the complete range of diagnostic and habilitative hearing-related services. We have participated in a number of clinical trials over the years with all three cochlear implant companies and have been involved in additional clinical research related to various aspects of cochlear implant use.