A Cochlear Implant may be an option if your child:
Has a bilateral severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss
The following criteria are considered in determining a child’s candidacy for cochlear implant surgery of one ear (unilateral) and follow-up at BC Children's Hospital:
Download the Referral Form (PDF).
Who can benefit from having two (bilateral) cochlear implants?
There are many benefits to having two cochlear implants such as localization (knowing where a sound is coming from) and listening in noise. The clinic has been providing bilateral cochlear implants since 2008.
A second cochlear implant may be offered to all children who meet all the following conditions: