The Speech and Hearing Center now offers cochlear implant services for clients. This includes an assessment to determine if a client needs the service, referral to a doctor to implant the device, activation, programming, follow-up care and maintenance and troubleshooting through the life of the device.
A cochlear implant is a surgically implantable hearing device for patients with a severe hearing loss who cannot benefit from hearing aids. UNC Greensboro requires its clients to be 18 or older to be eligible for cochlear implants.
The UNCG Speech and Hearing Center is now part of the Cochlear Provider Network, allowing patients searching for services to easily find UNCG and get in touch with the Center. Only licensed audiologists who offer a full range of patient hearing solutions are eligible to join. It is one of the few audiology clinics in North Carolina that is a cochlear implant provider. In addition to cochlear implants, the clinic also provides auditory processing, tinnitus, sound sensitivity and misophonia services.
An information session about the Speech and Hearing Center’s new service will be held Friday, December 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., both in person and via Zoom, in partnership with Cochlear Americas. Food will be provided. For additional information or to register to attend, contact Dr. Amy Myers or Dr. Jennifer Burkey, at (336) 334-3266.