Does your child have a more complex condition? You can trust your child to the surgeons at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. They performed Minnesota’s first pediatric cochlear implant (surgically placed device that helps children with severe or profound hearing loss) and the first bilateral (both ears) cochlear implant surgery on the world’s youngest patient—a 6-month-old. Our affiliation with the University of Minnesota and Lions International makes it possible for us to offer the latest treatments to our patients.
Research and education at the University of Minnesota drive us to offer the latest treatments to our patients. We have a long history of clinical and research excellence, along with national leadership across multiple disciplines within otolaryngology and head and neck surgery that continues today.
To provide the best care possible for children all under one roof, we work closely with providers from several different specialties, including audiology, neurology and neurotology. It’s often possible for your child to see several specialists in one visit, For example, our highly trained voice therapists regularly see patients on the same day that they come in for a diagnostic appointment, eliminating the need for another appointment. This well-coordinated care is one of many reasons patients choose University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.
Our audiologists help children who have hearing loss to maximize their communication potential. The audiologists provide aural rehabilitation and prescribe — and program — hearing instruments that include hearing aids and cochlear implants. We have diagnostic technology that allows us to perform hearing screenings on children beginning in infancy.