Position On Cochlear Implants In Children

SINCE the majority of society is a “hearing” one;
SINCE optimal results are achieved by implantation at younger rather than older ages;
The Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery supports the use of cochlear implants in children.
IN THE PRESENCE of informed consent in the case of a child by the parents or legal guardian;
WHERE surgeons are available capable of performing the procedure safely;
WHERE proper aural rehabilitation is available.