Ensuring the safety of our patients is our utmost priority. We want you to know that we are closely monitoring the COVID- 19 situation and taking steps to keep everyone as safe as possible. At this time, in order to protect the safety of our patients and preserve our ability to staff our sites with our talented specialty doctors and teams, ENTA will be limiting patient access at several clinical locations. For a complete list, click here.
Many of our locations will be open for allergy shots and biologic therapies during this time, but also on a limited schedule. Please contact your office for the availability of these hours. For complete information on the latest restrictions and screening process, please click here.
In response to the current emergency situation all our locations will be offering Virtual Office Visits with your local ENTA doctors. For more information, please click here.
Cochlear implants offer hearing rehabilitation for individuals with severe-to-profound nerve damage (sensorineural) hearing loss for whom hearing aids are not effective. Candidates for the procedure must have developed speech and language previously (postlingual), or must be of an age that will allow for the development of these skills (perilingual). Individuals considering the procedure must undergo extensive testing to determine whether they are better served with a cochlear implant or more traditional hearing aids or other technologies. The surgery usually takes about 1 hour, and is performed under general anesthesia. Postoperative discomfort is usually mild. Young children require an overnight stay in the hospital, but otherwise the surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure. The risks of the procedure for properly selected patients are low. However, patients considering the procedure should discuss the details further with their physician.