Cochlear Implant Center of New Jersey
The Rutgers Health Cochlear Implant Center of New Jersey provides innovative treatment for children and adults with severe-to-profound hearing loss.
A cochlear implant can help people who receive little or no benefit from traditional hearing aids. The implant is an electronic device that replaces the function of damaged or missing hair cells in the cochlea. It provides direct electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve, which enables hearing, by placing one or more electrodes adjacent to the nerve.
Most patients report great improvement in the quality of their lives after receiving a cochlear implant. Many can gain access to conversational speech and hear the cooing of a baby, rustling of leaves, and sounds of music. It also helps some people talk on the telephone.
Physicians who serve the Rutgers Health Cochlear Implant Center of New Jersey are on the faculty of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, both part of Rutgers University, one of the top research institutions in America. Our doctors are active in research and teach about aspects of otolaryngology and cochlear implants. Each brings life-changing knowledge from the classroom to the exam room.
If you or a loved one seeks treatment for hearing loss, please make an appointment with the Rutgers Health Cochlear Implant Center of New Jersey.