Mayo Clinic's approach

Teamwork

Mayo Clinic ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists work together with audiologists, neurologists and neurosurgeons to assess whether an auditory brainstem implant is right for you, to place the implant and to help you learn how to use it.

Your treatment team will schedule all the necessary testing and doctor's visits for diagnosis and surgery, often within a few days. They will also coordinate your follow-up rehabilitation sessions with the audiologist.

Experience

Mayo Clinic hearing specialists have special training in auditory brainstem implant surgery. Mayo Clinic is one of only a few medical centers to offer this treatment.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

For more information on visiting Mayo Clinic, choose your location below:

Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

Dec. 29, 2017
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