The Cochlear Implant Center

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At the Rocky Mountain Cochlear Implant Center, our dedicated team of experts led by David C. Kelsall, M.D., and Allison Biever, Au.D., and J. Eric Lupo M.D. have more experience than any other implant center in the region, having begun their work with implants in 1990.

Our center, a joint program of the Rocky Mountain Ear Center, P.C., and the Colorado Neurological Institute, stays on the forefront of cochlear implant education, research, and outreach and provides a multidisciplinary team to ensure the best outcomes for our adult and pediatric implant recipients. See our latest clinical outcome report

Did you know?

  • Cochlear implants help children and adults with moderate to profound hearing loss.
  • Unlike hearing aids, which amplify sounds, cochlear implants directly stimulate the auditory nerve to send device-generated sound signals to the brain, creating clearer speech signals.
  • This beneficial technology has helped people worldwide, with an estimated 324,200 registered devices implanted as of December 2016, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.
  • Dr. Kelsall performs more cochlear implant procedures each year than any other surgeon in the Rocky Mountain region.
  • Most health insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, cover cochlear implants.

Can cochlear implants help you or a loved one? Call us today at (303) 783-9220 to learn more. We can answer many preliminary questions over the phone but also recommend scheduling an in-person consultation to discuss information such as the following:

  • How cochlear implants work and whether they’re a better option than a hearing aid for you or your child’s specific needs
  • Insurance coverage
  • What to expect before, during, and after the procedure, including device activation and the importance of follow-up appointments
  • Phone training and other strategies to optimize your implant experience
  • The latest hearing technologies and studies, including research presented internationally by our cochlear implant team
  • Connecting with other cochlear implant recipients
  • Support services available to cochlear implant recipients and their families, including: