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In order to get a cochlear implant you or your child will need to be referred to an implant centre by your family doctor, ENT doctor or audiologist. If you have any problems obtaining a referral you may wish to contact your nearest cochlear implant centre for further advice. Contact Info/local centres page.Who is a good candidate for a cochlear implant?
The ideal candidates for cochlear implantation are adults or children with recent hearing loss and young children whose hearing loss is identified very early. People with prior hearing experience adjust very well and often very quickly to hearing with a cochlear implant. They report significant satisfaction and improved quality of life.What is the controversy around cochlear implants?
The Cochlear Implant Controversy. The controversy over cochlear implants in children has many sides. For some in the deaf community, CIs are an affront to their culture, which as they view it, is a minority threatened by the hearing majority.