Cochlear Implants

Restoring Hearing, Transforming Lives

Are you or a loved one experiencing hearing loss? Are traditional hearing aids not providing the clarity and quality of sound you desire?

Cochlear implants are devices designed to restore hearing and improve communication
for individuals with severe to profound hearing loss. Most major insurance companies cover cochlear implants. Check with your health plan to determine coverage.

UT Physicians Otorhinolaryngology - Texas Medical Center

6400 Fannin Street, Ste 2700
Houston, TX 77030-1539

Potential Benefits of Cochlear Implants:

  • Enhanced hearing: Experience clearer and more natural sound perception. Hear sounds that were previously unheard.
  • Improved communication: Engage more effectively in conversations, in both quiet and noisy environments.
  • Increased independence: Regain your independent lifestyle by better understanding speech and environmental sounds.
  • Better quality of life: Reconnect with the world around you and participate in various activities with confidence.
  • Reduce your risk of dementia.

Who Is a Candidate?

Cochlear implants are typically recommended for individuals who:

  • Have severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss at any age.
  • Receive limited benefit from hearing aids.

Cochlear Implant Journey


A comprehensive assessment by an audiologist and an ear, nose, and throat specialist (ENT) to determine candidacy.


This outpatient surgery performed by a skilled surgeon is generally less than two hours.


After some time of healing, the speech processor is turned on by an audiologist.

Make the Choice for a Better Future!

Join the millions of individuals worldwide who have experienced the life-changing benefits of cochlear implants. The implant has customizable technology which allows for personalized adjustments to match individual hearing needs.

Ongoing support, with comprehensive rehabilitation, and follow-up services are available to assist you in maximizing the benefits of your cochlear implant.

Expert Guidance: Our team of specialists dedicate monthly conferences to continually provide expert guidance and support throughout your cochlear implant journey.

Continual Innovation: We stay at the forefront of technological advancements to ensure you have access to the latest improvements and features.

Community Connection: Engage with a community of cochlear implant users and support networks to share experiences and insights.

Meet the Cochlear Implant Team

Vivian F. Kaul, MD

Adults and Pediatrics

Sancak Yuksel MD

Adults and Pediatrics

Zi Yang Jiang, MD


Zhen Huang, MD