Cochlear Implant Program

Clinical Services: Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT; Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery)
Upper East Side
1305 York Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10021
(646) 962-2231
Upper West Side
2315 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10024
(646) 962-2231

At Weill Cornell Medicine, we provide highly personalized, compassionate care for all of our cochlear implant patients and families. Our team of surgeons, physicians, audiologists and staff understand that severe hearing loss can cause anxiety or social isolation, delay development and prevent you from living a full, vibrant life.

If you are a parent of a child with hearing loss and considering a cochlear implant, we also understand that you may feel overwhelmed when making decisions about your child’s hearing and health. We are here to help you and your child through every step of the process.

A cochlear implant is a small electronic device that provides direct electrical stimulation to the auditory (hearing) nerve. If an appropriate candidate for a cochlear implant, this device will enable you or your child to hear speech and environmental sounds more clearly than with a hearing aid.

We are passionate about improving our patients’ lives with cochlear implants. We prioritize giving each patient and family personalized attention so that you are empowered with information and feel confident to decide what is best for your or your child’s care. 

Learn more about cochlear implants.

Why Choose the Weill Cornell Medicine Cochlear Implant Program?

Highly trained surgeons with outstanding records of success for adult and pediatric (children) patients: The surgeons at Weill Cornell Medicine have extensive training and experience performing cochlear implant surgeries for adults and children. Our surgeons have built a reputation for attention to detail and consistent success with cochlear implant surgeries. 

Our surgeons prioritize educating patients and pediatric patient parents about cochlear implant device options, the procedure and what to expect after the surgery.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center ranks consistently among the top-rated hospitals in New York City, as well as the U.S.

Collaborative, multidisciplinary care from cochlear implant experts: When you choose the Weill Cornell Medicine Cochlear Implant Program, you have access to a network of surgeons, audiologists, speech pathologists and social workers — all of whom specialize in cochlear implants.

Our pediatric patients also benefit from our audiologists, who have extensive training and knowledge of hearing in children. Your child will be cared for by one audiologist throughout their childhood and adolescence. After the cochlear implant surgery, your child will be assigned a school liaison and speech-language pathologist to support your child’s development and long-term growth.

Our patients and their parents find that the Weill Cornell Medicine Cochlear Implant Program is a trusted partner for long-term health, development and education.   

Personalized care before, during and after implantation: Our patients appreciate our personalized attention to their care and well-being. Our program works closely with patients to determine if a cochlear implant is suitable for you and prepare you for the emotional and social adjustments that come with a cochlear implant.

For pediatric patients, we provide the same level of care and attention to the child and parents. Our goal is to help the entire family throughout the cochlear implant process.

Next, our team will assess your or your child’s hearing, help you choose the best cochlear implant device for you or your child, discuss the implantation procedure and how to prepare for the surgery.

After the surgery, our expert cochlear implant audiologist will program the device. Our team will identify all resources to help you or your child achieve the greatest possible success and health in the weeks, months and years after the surgery.

Our team provides virtual visits for follow-up care, allowing you or your child to program your cochlear implant device from home or school. 

Services We Provide

The Weill Cornell Medicine Cochlear Implant Program cares for adult and pediatric patients. Our services include:

●      Evaluation to determine if you or your child would benefit from a cochlear implant

●      Speech-language evaluation and therapy before and after the cochlear implant surgery

●      Support from a social worker throughout the emotional and social adjustments and challenges of hearing loss and the cochlear implant surgery

●      Educational resources and support for children and parents

●      Long-term device monitoring, programming and troubleshooting by expert cochlear implant audiologists

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Whether you visit us virtually through a video visit or you see us in person, you can be assured that we will deliver the highest standards of care with compassion. Our team has taken every step to keep our facilities safe for you to continue your care. Learn more about our safety measures and the changes we’ve made to improve your patient experience.

Meet Our Physicians

The physicians at the Weill Cornell Medical Center’s Cochlear Implant Program offer patients the highest level of safety and care. As a top-ranked academic medical center, you have access to our extensive network of specialists who provide seamless care throughout your treatment — to promote long-term physical and mental health.

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Andrea Martinez, M.S., CCC-SLP Profile Photo
Speech-Language Pathology 
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Steven D. Rosenblatt, M.D. Profile Photo
Pediatric Otolaryngology 
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Samuel H. Selesnick, M.D. Profile Photo
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery 
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Kristen Yancey, M.D. Profile Photo
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery 
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