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Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Cochlear implant program

Notice for patients

All surgeries at Sunnybrook that may be safely done at a later time will be postponed. This will likely affect some cochlear implant surgeries. Patients will be contacted in advance if their procedure is being postponed. We understand this is frustrating and difficult. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we respond to this global pandemic, and work to keep our patients, staff and community safe.

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The cochlear implant program at Sunnybrook is the largest such program for adults in Canada, and amongst the largest in North America. As the designated coordinating site for the province of Ontario, the Ontario Cochlear Implant Program (OCIP) has the mandate of establishing quality metrics and deliverables in the provisional of care in this area. The program is affiliated with the University of Toronto and partnered, through the university, with the pediatric Cochlear Implant Program at the Hospital for Sick Children.

The program is currently the only site for auditory brainstem implant surgery in English Canada. Since 1984, our program activities have held many first-in-class claims in Canada.

We are able to service patients with all four cochlear implant manufacturers:

Patient Rehabilitation Resources

Rehabilitation is an important part of the Cochlear Implant experience, view our list of Cochlear Implant Rehabilitation Resources.

Location and contact

Department of Otolaryngology

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue,
M-wing, 1st floor, room M1 102
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

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Monday - Friday,
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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