1. The cochlear implantation centre
If the ENT specialist considers you a suitable candidate for cochlear implantation, you will be referred to a cochlear implant centre. Here, a multi-disciplinary medical team carries out the pre-operative assessment, which consists of a number of tests and evaluations.
The implantation team normally comprises surgeons, ENT specialists, audiologists, speech therapists and psychologists. They test your hearing, general health and language skills, and they assess your motivation for and expectations of the implantation.