The Maryland Cochlear Implant Center of Excellence (MCICE) leverages the existing strengths of University of Maryland-Baltimore School of Medicine (UMB), the University of Maryland-College Park (UMCP), and the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) to build a cohesive entity composed of educational, clinical, and research components.
Cochlear implants (CIs) are the standard of care for individuals with severe to profound hearing loss. They partially restore hearing by directly exciting the auditory nerve and nervous system. As of 2012, approximately 38,000 children and 58,000 adults had received CIs in the U.S.
The MCICE provides comprehensive clinical services for individuals of all ages who are considering, or have received, a cochlear implant. Our clinical team includes physicians and audiologists who are board certified experts in cochlear implants and who provide individualized, patient-centered care using state of the art technologies and approaches to treatment.
Do you want to help us learn how to improve cochlear implants? We are always looking for participants for our studies! Our studies vary in the amount of time they take and in what you would be asked to do. Most of our studies involve a listening component, either to measure success with the implant itself, or to compare different types of processing strategies.