In order to determine the cost of a cochlear implant you will need to contact your health insurance provider. Your audiologist can assist you with the correct procedure and diagnosis codes to help.
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Collaboration between home, school and The Cochlear Implant Center ensures a unified effort to optimize your child’s listening and communication potential. The Cochlear Implant Center partners with teachers and support personnel to provide an optimal listening environment, promote language growth and maintain the function of the cochlear implant system. Services can include annual and/or supplemental speech-language and auditory skill assessments, in-service instruction for school professionals regarding specific equipment and auditory strategies, attendance to Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) meetings, classroom observations and recommendations specific to the child and assistance in development of auditory skill goals for therapy and the classroom.
Outreach services for adults are provided indirectly according to the specific employment or community difficulties the patient may encounter.
Depending upon the processor you are using, there may be options available. Some of these include:
It isn’t uncommon for the ear to be sore, especially in the beginning. This is due to the fact that a speech processor is often heavier than a hearing aid. To ease the discomfort, we recommend getting some mole skin. This is located in the drug store in the foot section. Mole skin is used most commonly to prevent blisters on your feet but works great on the ear too. You simply need to trim it to the size you need, stick it to the processor and put it on. Typically, the ear will toughen up so that the mole skin won’t be needed all the time, but in the beginning it is very helpful.