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Auditory Implant Program

If you have significant hearing loss and haven't benefited from a traditional hearing aid, the Rush Auditory Implant Program may be able to help.

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Our team of experienced, compassionate specialists includes a neurotologist, audiologists, physician assistants and nurses. We are committed to providing outstanding care tailored to meet the needs of our patients and their families. 

We treat severely to profoundly hearing-impaired patients by surgically implanting a small electronic device — either a cochlear implant or an auditory osseointegrated implant (Baha). At Rush, we partner with the manufacturers of these implants, so our patients have access to the most advanced devices.

We work with you

  • Assessing your needs. If you are considering a surgically implanted device, we encourage you to schedule a comprehensive evaluation with our team. Our specialists have extensive experience evaluating and treating hearing loss.
  • Customizing treatment. We will do everything possible to improve your ability to communicate — including recommending the appropriate device for you.   
  • Helping you navigate the process. Our knowledgeable staff is also here to support you and your family every step of the way, from answering questions to helping address insurance issues. We care about your comfort and want you to have the best possible experience.

The Rush Auditory Implant Program is a collaboration between the Department of Otorhinolaryngology. Head and Neck Surgery (ENT) and the Section of Communication Disorders/Audiology.

The ENT program at Rush is ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and is the highest ranked ENT program in Illinois. The Section of Communication Disorders/Audiology receives consistently high patient satisfaction scores, according to Press Ganey data.

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