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Children with Cochlear Implants

Hear from children who have received a cochlear implant from the Johns Hopkins Listening Center and family members of those children about how early detection and intervention helped these children develop the speech and language skills necessary to prepare them for life.

For appointments

Maryland residents: 443-997-6467
Out-of-state residents: 1-855-884-6754

Dr. Howard Francis

The Care Team

The care team at the Listening Center includes cochlear implant surgeons, audiologists, education specialists and speech-language pathologists who work together to reach the same goal: to bring meaningful sound to the lives of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Meet the Listening Center’s team of experts.

man touching his ear


Cochlear implants are small electronic devices that amplify and reintroduce the sound signal by bypassing the impaired inner ear structures, directly exciting the nerve of hearing. Electrical contacts placed within the cochlea send signals to the hearing nerve. These signals form a code based in those features of speech that are critical to word understanding in normal listeners.

Find out more about how cochlear implants work and who is a candidate for them.