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Cochlear Implant Evaluation Process

An evaluation for a cochlear implant may include:cochlear implant evaluation process - UNC Health

  • Hearing Test
    • A Doctor of Audiology (AuD) will go over your hearing history
    • Test your hearing with and without hearing aids
    • Test your speech understanding with and without hearing aids
    • Counsel you on your test results, make appropriate recommendations based on the results, answer your questions, and review information on cochlear implant technology (if applicable)
  • Medical Check
    • A Medical Doctor (MD) who specializes in ears will go over your medications and health history
    • A scan or x-ray will most likely be done to look at the anatomy of your ear
    • The physician will talk about surgery, procedure, and risks

The cochlear implant evaluation requires approximately 3-4 hours of time for the audiologic and medical evaluations.


If you would like to make an appointment, please call 984-974-2141 to schedule a comprehensive cochlear implant evaluation.