Mayo Clinic's approach

Teamwork

Each of Mayo Clinic's campuses has a specialized team for evaluating, treating and rehabilitating hearing loss. These teams include specialists in otorhinolaryngology (ENT), audiology and speech pathology.

At Mayo Clinic, your evaluation for cochlear implants involves tests with various specialists during several outpatient visits. These tests include:

  • Medical evaluation
  • Hearing test
  • Hearing aid evaluation
  • Tests of speech understanding with appropriate hearing aids
  • Speech pathology consultation
  • Balance assessment
  • MRI or CT scan
  • Psychology consultation

Long-term support

Mayo Clinic specialists are committed to the long-term support of people who receive cochlear implants, from the initial fitting and programming of the devices to ongoing management of device performance.

Continuous improvement

Mayo researchers are continually trying to improve cochlear implant technology and care. Mayo Clinic offers the latest technology available for cochlear implants, including hybrid cochlear implants.