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Cochlear Implant CenterUnderstanding takes more than just hearing

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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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Cochlear Implant Candidacy

Learn more information about cochlear implant candidacy. You may also use our screening tool to assess if you or your patient may qualify for a cochlear implant.


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 for Kids

Children with cochlear implants are more likely to gain sophisticated communication skills when families and professionals work together. As part of Johns Hopkins Children's Center, you have access to all the specialized resources of a children's hospital.


Cochlear Implant Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your frequently asked questions about cochlear implants from our center's specialists.

Better Hearing and Speech Month

The Johns Hopkins Cochlear Implant Center, in collaboration with The Hearing and Speech Agency, are using Better Hearing and Speech Month in May to highlight how critical it is to identify and act on hearing issues in children as early as possible.

Appointments and Locations

Request an appointment at one of our convenient locations.

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