Understanding takes more than just hearing

Founded in 1991, the Johns Hopkins Cochlear Implant Center, formerly known as The Listening Center, is one of the largest cochlear implant centers in the world. We perform hundreds of surgeries each year in adults and children, lead multiple clinical trials and provide state-of-the-art-care.

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Request an appointment by calling us at 443-997-6467.

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You may schedule an appointment by sending an email to [email protected].

Cochlear Implant Resources

Hear From Our Experts

Introduction to Cochlear Implantation | Q&A With Dr. Charles Della Santina

Cochlear Implant Activation Process | Q&A With Audiologist Steve Bowditch

Cochlear Implants for Single-Sided Deafness | Q&A With Audiologist Steve Bowditch

Cochlear Implant Cost and Insurance Coverage

Does insurance cover cochlear implants? It might if candidacy criteria approved by the Food and Drug Administration are met, as determined by the patient’s audiologist. The first step when considering a cochlear implant is to contact your health insurance company.

Why Choose Johns Hopkins Cochlear Implant Center

Advanced Research

Laboratories affiliated with the Cochlear Implant Center are actively involved in both basic and clinical research programs that aim to maximize the benefits available from cochlear implants.

New Treatment Option for Single-Sided Deafness

We can perform cochlear implantation for patients with single-side deafness, even if the other ear is not impaired.

Child and Family- Friendly Center

Our center works in partnership with parents, teachers, therapists, and our patients’ primary audiologists and physicians to ensure continuity of the training offered at the center into the daily life of the child with a cochlear implant. 

World-Class Care

Our specialists represent decades of experience in a variety of disciplines including education, audiology, ear surgery, speech and language pathology, psychology and imaging technology

Cochlear Implants and Rehabilitation | Joyce’s Story

After being deaf for nearly 30 years, at age 66, Joyce was a perfect candidate for cochlear implantation. Learn how her wish to hear the voices of her children again came true following her implant and rehabilitation.

View other patient stories

Appointments and Locations

Request an appointment at one of our convenient locations. Learn more about parking and amenities at each location to help you plan your visit. Free parking is available at Green Spring Station in Lutherville.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

4940 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD 21224

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center exterior, front view.

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

601 N. Caroline St
Baltimore, MD 21287

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center

Sibley Memorial Hospital

5255 Loughboro Rd, NW
Washington, DC 20016

sibley memorial hospital building