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A 50-year-old member asked:

At what age is it too late for a child to get a cochlear implant?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Depends on loss: If hearing loss is present at birth, implantation would be ideal at 12 months of age. Performance significantly decreases the longer it is to implantation, with many people reluctant to implant after 8-10 years. If the child had hearing and then lost it suddenly, the sooner the better. If hearing loss was gradual, probably could benefit at any time.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

Where can you get a cochlear implant for a child?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Cochlear implant: There are centers around the country. I see you are in maryland. If close, go to hopkins. They have an excellent program.
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