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Hearing Implant Program

The Hearing Implant Program at Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center offers hope for adults and children with hearing loss who need additional help beyond the traditional hearing aids.

Conditions We Treat

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    Acoustic neuromas
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    Hearing loss
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    Microtia

Meet Your Care Team

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

Why Choose Hearing Implant Program at Vanderbilt

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    Knowledge and experience

    For more than 30 years, Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center has been one of the leading hearing implant centers. Our research continues to advance effectiveness of implant technology.

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    Team approach

    We work together to ensure that you receive the comprehensive care you need. Our team members collaborate with each other, as well as with experts in other medical disciplines, to provide you with individual care that addresses your unique needs.

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    Coordinated care

    Our doctors work closely with experts in other medical disciplines to create a care plan that meets your individual needs. We also work with your primary care doctor to review your records and coordinate any advanced care you may need.

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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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    Audiological testing
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    Bone-anchored implants
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    Cochlear implants
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    Medical evaluation
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    Multichannel auditory brainstem implant (ABI)
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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.