The Cochlear Implant Center is a collaborative service between Children’s Hospital and the LSU Department of Otolaryngology. The Center will work closely with a variety of resources to aid in providing services to children receiving cochlear implants.
A multidisciplinary team of otolaryngologists, audiologists, and speech-language pathologists will work together to assess a child’s need for a cochlear implant and will help the child adjust to the cochlear implant following surgery. Cochlear implantation is a surgical intervention which is highly successful in restoring hearing, permitting mainstream education and full participation in academic, linguistic, social and economic advantages available to normal hearing children. A cochlear implant has two basic components: a surgically-placed internal implanted portion and an external component. While cochlear implants first became available in the mid-1980s, they have become an accepted standard of care for children who have severe to profound hearing loss.
Moisés Arriaga, MD, F.A.C.S. Medical Director of the Cochlear Implant Center, Children's Hospital Professor of Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery, LSU Health Sciences Center Director of Neurotology at the LSU Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, LSU Health Sciences Center
Professional School: Brown University Medical School, Providence, RI
Specialty Training: Ochsner Foundation Hospital, New Orleans University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA House Ear Clinic and House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, CA
Special Interests: Hearing restoration surgery including cochlear implants and BAHA implants
In Area Since: 2005 In Practice Since: 1990
Anita S. Jeyakumar, MD Pediatric Otolaryngologist
Professional School: Meharry Medical College
Specialty Training: Pediatric Otolaryngology
Special Interests: Pediatric hearing loss including cochlear implantation; Pediatric ear disease including otitis media, chronic ear disease, cholesteatoma; Pediatric thyroid disease and neck masses