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The Listening Center: Cochlear Implant and Rehabilitation

The Johns Hopkins Listening Center offers a comprehensive approach to cochlear implantation and is one of the largest cochlear implant programs in the nation. Our experts represent decades of experience in a variety of disciplines including education, audiology, ear surgery, speech and language pathology, psychology and imaging technology. Our goal is to bring meaningful sound to the lives of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing through a partnership of medicine, research, technology, rehabilitation and advocacy.

The Listening Center sees cochlear implant patients at locations in Baltimore and Bethesda.


Remembering Dr. John Niparko

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It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of John Niparko, an internationally renowned otoneurologic surgeon and researcher whose extraordinary accomplishments as the founder of the Johns Hopkins Listening Center and pioneering innovator in cochlear implant procedures dramatically improved the lives of countless children and adults with hearing impairment. Dr. Niparko, who served as interim director of the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery from 2009 to 2012; professor and chief of the Division of Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery; and medical director of the Division of Audiology, on April 25 in Los Angeles. He was 61.

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Meet the specialists who have devoted their careers to caring for cochlear implant patients.

Meet Our Experts

Meet the specialists who have devoted their careers to caring for cochlear implant patients.
Appointments and Locations

Appointments and Locations

Request an appointment with The Listening Center in either Baltimore or Bethesda.

Cochlear Implant Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Watch our experts answer the most frequently asked questions about cochlear implants.