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Cochlear Implant Program

Appointments after surgery

Please note: times listed below are approximate. Appointments may vary depending on your child.

The surgery

The surgery takes about 2-3 hours. Your child will stay in the hospital overnight and leave the next day. Most children return to school within 1 week after going home.

1 week after surgery

Tape is removed from the incision made during surgery.

3 weeks after surgery

Your child will receive his or her equipment (speech processor, coil and microphone). Older children may not need this appointment.

4 weeks after surgery - switch-on 1

The cochlear implant device will be turned on (activated).

5 weeks after surgery- switch-on 2

8 weeks after surgery- switch-on 3

(no appointments for 2 months)

3 month MAP

6 month evaluation

9 month MAP

1 year evaluation

Beyond one year:

a MAP every 6 months and an evaluation every year