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Cochlear Implant Program

For more than 30 years, the Cochlear Implant Program at Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center has been one of the leading cochlear implant and research centers in the country. We offer hope for children and adults with hearing loss who need help beyond traditional hearing aids. Receiving a cochlear implant can be a life-changing experience.

Conditions We Treat

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    Acoustic neuromas
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    Hearing loss
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    Microtia

Meet Your Care Team

Marc L. Bennett
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Marc L. BennettMD, FACS

    Acoustic Neuroma, Cholesteatoma, Cochlear Implant Evaluation and Therapy, ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Hearing Loss, Hearing and Speech Sciences, Otolaryngology
David S. Haynes
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David S. HaynesMD

    Acoustic Neuroma, Adult and Pediatric Hearing Loss, Cholesteatoma, Cochlear Implant Evaluation and Therapy, ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Hearing and Speech Sciences, Otolaryngology
Taha A. Jan

Taha A. JanMD

    Acoustic Neuroma, Adult and Pediatric Ear Disorders, CSF Leak Repair, Cholesteatoma, Hearing Loss, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology Surgery
Aaron C. Moberly

Aaron C. MoberlyMD

    ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Otology and Neurotology
Matthew R. O'Malley
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Matthew R. O'MalleyMD

    Acoustic Neuroma, Cochlear Implant Evaluation and Therapy, ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Hearing Loss, Hearing and Speech Sciences, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology Surgery
Elizabeth L. Perkins
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Elizabeth L. PerkinsMD

    Acoustic Neuroma, ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology
Susan M. Amberg

Susan M. AmbergAuD, CCC-A

    Adult Audiology, Audiology, Cochlear Implant Evaluation and Therapy, Hearing Disorders, Hearing Loss, Hearing and Speech Sciences, Otolaryngology
Katelyn A. Berg

Katelyn A. BergAuD, CCC-A

    Adult Audiology, Audiology, Cochlear Implant Evaluation and Therapy, Hearing Disorders, Hearing Loss, Hearing and Speech Sciences, Otolaryngology
Christine L. Brown

Christine L. BrownAuD, CCC-A

    Audiology, Cochlear Implant Evaluation and Therapy, Hearing and Speech Sciences, Pediatric Audiology
Rene H. Gifford

Rene H. GiffordPhD, CCC-A

    Adult Audiology, Audiology, Cochlear Implant Evaluation and Therapy, Hearing Disorders, Hearing and Speech Sciences
Jourdan T. Holder

Jourdan T. HolderAuD, PhD, CCC-A

    Adult Audiology, Adult and Pediatric Hearing Loss, Audiology, Cochlear Implant Evaluation and Therapy, Hearing Disorders, Hearing and Speech Sciences, Pediatric Audiology
Allyson L. Sisler-Dinwiddie

Allyson L. Sisler-DinwiddieAuD, CCC-A

    Audiology, Cochlear Implant Evaluation and Therapy, Hearing Disorders, Hearing and Speech Sciences, Pediatric Audiology
Sara C. Unrein

Sara C. UnreinAuD, CCC-A

    Adult Audiology, Audiology, Cochlear Implant Evaluation and Therapy, Hearing Disorders, Hearing and Speech Sciences
Stephanie R. Yaras

Stephanie R. YarasAuD, CCC-A

    Audiology, Cochlear Implant Evaluation and Therapy, Hearing Disorders, Hearing Loss, Hearing and Speech Sciences, Otolaryngology, Pediatric Audiology

Why Choose Cochlear Implant Program at Vanderbilt

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    Knowledge and experience

    Our team performs more than 300 cochlear implant procedures each year. And our research continues to improve cochlear implant technology and the way we serve our patients.

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    Team approach

    Cochlear implant surgeons, audiologists, speech-language pathologists and other professionals collaborate to provide the best care. From evaluation and surgery to recovery and therapy, the goal is to provide personalized care that addresses your unique needs.

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    Coordinated care

    Our providers work closely with experts in other medical disciplines to create a care plan. We also work with your primary care doctor to review records and coordinate any advanced care you may need. Our coordinator will communicate with you to guide you every step of the way.

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    Bundled payment

    If you are 18 years or older and enrolled in an employer-sponsored health plan, you are eligible to participate in the MyHearingHealth bundle. MyHearingHealth provides patients with a high-touch care experience and an enhanced focus on convenience and communication. All of the services needed for a successful cochlear implant procedure and recovery are “bundled” together, and patients experience low to no out-of-pocket costs depending on their employer’s health care coverage. Visit MyHearingHealthBundle.org and connect with a patient navigator to get started.

Chapter 1: What Is a Cochlear Implant?

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments, and services including:

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    Auditory brainstem implant (ABI)
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    Bone-anchored implants
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    Cochlear implant candidacy evaluations
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    Cochlear implant programming/mapping
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    Hearing aid programming
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    Hearing medical evaluation
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    Hearing tests
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    Speech and language testing

Locations

1215 21st Ave. S., Floors 6-10
Nashville, TN 37232
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
919 Murfreesboro Road
Franklin, TN 37064
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
1670 West Main Street, Suite 130
Lebanon, TN 37087