Audiologists & Clinics
Audiological evaluation is done to check whether patients meet the candidacy criteria for a cochlear implant. These include:
- Hearing tests including an audiogram, BERA/ASSR etc.
- Hearing aid trial with speech therapy to evaluate potential benefits if any at all
Once the audiological evalutation meets the cadidacy criteria for cochlear implants, ENT surgeons (trained cochlear implant surgeons) evaluate whether a cochlear implant surgery can be performed and if it will benefit candidates by doing the following tests:
- Examining external, middle & inner ear to detect if there is an infection or abnormality
- CT scan
- MRI Scan