Frequently Asked Questions
ENT-Cochlear Implant Specialist
ENT Cochlear Implant Specialist Overview
An ENT is a doctor of the ears, nose and throat. A cochlear implant can be carried out by an ENT or an audiologist. The implant is directly connected to the cochlea for ease of communication.
When should you consult an ENT specialist?
You should consult an ENT Specialist when
- 1) Hearing diminishes over time
- 2) Hearing aids are not helpful
- 3) You rely on a hearing aid and lip reading
- 4) you were born deaf and hearing aids are not helpful
Does ENT do cochlear implants?
Yes, an ENT does perform cochlear implants.
What does an ENT do at the first appointment?
The ENT will ask questions about personal, family history and current requirements. They may administer a battery of tests to see how healthy the body is. Upon finishing those the doctor will tailor a treatment plan for you.