Expert Team Approach
Our comprehensive hearing team brings together pediatric specialists who work together to meet your child’s unique needs. All team members -- including specialists in neurotology, ENT surgery, audiology, speech-language pathology, psychology, and social work -- have extensive experience in helping children to hear and communicate better.
Our clinical social workers provide information on financial and other support services available to your child and family. Our child life specialists help children understand, at a developmentally appropriate level, what will happen on the day of surgery. Finally, our patient navigator will personally guide you through evaluation, surgery, follow-up care, and therapy. These support services remove some of the administrative tasks from your list so you can focus on your child’s care.
Coordination with Local Specialists
No matter where you live, our team will work closely with speech-language pathologists and audiologists in your own community to make follow-up care as convenient as possible.
Experts and Pioneers in Cochlear Implant Surgery
Our surgeons are neurotologists -- meaning they are board-certified in neurotology, the study and treatment of neurological ear disorders. Duke neurotologists performed some of the first cochlear implant surgeries in the United States; our research has advanced -- and continues to advance -- care and outcomes.