Multiple visits are necessary as part of the cochlear implant process. The chart below shows an approximation of the number of visits to the Cochlear Implant Center and what types of appointments are generally scheduled at each visit.
Pre-implant(Appointments are typically scheduled over two days.)
Surgery (usually outpatient)
Initial Stimulation (IS), day 1
Initial Stimulation (IS), day 2
1-2 weeks post-IS*
1 month post-IS
3 months post-IS
6 months post-IS
9 months post-IS
1 year post-IS
Semi-annual visits *(6-month intervals)
*For children implanted before age 5 years.