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Presbyterian Board of Governors Cochlear Implant Center of Excellence

Redesigning care, with your safety top of mind.

Hospitals and medical offices are now permitted to see patients for all types of care, including elective surgery. We have been working hard to ensure that the hospital and physicians' practices are ready for you. Please call your provider or login to MyChart to schedule an in-person or telehealth video visit today!

NOTE: We are excited to resume serving our patients with a modified schedule the week of May 18th, 2020. We appreciate your patience as we implement precautions to keep you and our community safe. Please click here to find the current protocol for in-office appointments. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our office at 443-849-8400

Helping you to hear again, or for the first time

At the Presbyterian Board of Governors Cochlear Implant Center of Excellence at GBMC, it is our pleasure to work with children and adults, along with their families and educators as they pursue cochlear implant candidacy testing or need audiologic and rehabilitative services for their current implant. Our multidisciplinary team will work together to determine if a cochlear implant is appropriate for you. We serve individuals with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss, in both ears, during candidacy, surgery and follow-up. Our goal is to provide comprehensive care for you and your family as well as to work collaboratively with educators and other service providers.

*Note- All surgery now takes place in Physician's Pavilion West at the 'Women's and Outpatient Surgical Center'. View the location and directions for the surgical center.

Our Team

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Brian A Kaplan, MD
Brian A. Kaplan, MD
Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology
Otolaryngology
Brian A Kaplan, MD
Brian A. Kaplan, MD
Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology
Otolaryngology
Scott D London, MD
Scott D. London, MD
Otolaryngology
Scott D London, MD
Scott D. London, MD
Otolaryngology
Regina Presley, Au.D., FAAA, CCC/A
Regina Presley, Au.D., FAAA, CCC/A
Senior Cochlear Implant Audiologist
Audiology
Cochlear Implants
Regina Presley, Au.D., FAAA, CCC/A
Regina Presley, Au.D., FAAA, CCC/A
Senior Cochlear Implant Audiologist
Audiology
Cochlear Implants
Bridget Garrison, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA
Bridget Garrison, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA
Cochlear Implant Audiologist
Audiology
Cochlear Implants
Bridget Garrison, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA
Bridget Garrison, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA
Cochlear Implant Audiologist
Audiology
Cochlear Implants
Mary O'Leary Kane, M.A., CCC/SLP
Mary O'Leary Kane, M.A., CCC/SLP
Auditory Rehabilitation Specialist
Nicole Eagan
Nicole Eagan
Medical Secretary II
Adele Millwood, Cochlear Implant Technician
Adele Millwood
Cochlear Implant Technician
Meredith Frank
Meredith Frank, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA
Cochlear Implant Audiologist
Audiology
Cochlear Implants
Elly Mae
Elly Mae
Service Dog

Our Services

The Cochlear Implant Center at GBMC offers a variety of services encompassing the entire spectrum of care, including:

  • Audiological Testing: assess hearing sensitivity in test booth, with and without hearing aids
  • Speech Recognition Testing: assess ability to recognize and repeat words and sentences in the presence of quiet and in noise
  • Speech and Language Evaluation: assess speech and/or language abilities (as needed)
  • Speech and Language Therapy: address voice, articulation, and language disorders
  • Aural Rehabilitation Therapy: provide practice with implant in order to improve awareness of environmental sounds and speech understanding
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Evaluation: performed by surgeon to determine if cochlear implantation is medically appropriate for you
  • Psychological Evaluation: assess cognitive abilities (as needed)
  • Counseling regarding cochlear implant technology: choosing device options, discussing patient/parent expectations, ongoing maintenance of the device
  • Cochlear implantation surgery: performed on an outpatient basis, usually a 90 minute procedure
  • Hearing aid fittings and modifications: maintenance and hearing aid selection
  • Impressions: making earmolds for hearing aids
  • Mapping of cochlear implant: programming of cochlear implant processor - completed frequently during initial stages of activation and annually thereafter

Your 1st step to better hearing.

Test your hearing on your phone for free!

The app uses digits presented in background noise to allow for accurate detection of hearing loss. A 23-step hearing screening, which can be completed in under 3 minutes. Download the app, put on a pair of headphones, and test away!

Kharmin Thomas

We never imagined something like this could happen

13-month-old Kharmin, was still recovering from a severe case of bacterial meningitis when her family received troubling news. Although the toddler was healing from her illness, she had suffered profound hearing loss in both of her ears…

Watch & Read Kharmin's Story

CI Connection

Here at the Cochlear Implant center, we are committed to providing you with support throughout your process. You may find it beneficial to speak to others regarding their cochlear implant experience.

That's why we have assembled a team of all-star patient advocates to help answer any questions you may have before the implantation process. If you wish to be contacted by a GBMC Cochlear Implant Advocate, please click the button below. You can expect to receive contact from 1-3 advocates within the next 7 days.

*Note* You must have completed your initial candidacy evaluation with the CI center prior to joining this program.

Join the Connection
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