The cochlear implant program at Washington University School of Medicine is one of the most active in the country. Our highly qualified team of surgeons, audiologists and support staff work together to not only optimize patient care and long term outcomes, but to research new and improved technologies and procedures that will enhance the lives of implant recipients. For additional information or to make an appointment, please contact us at:

(314) 362-7245 or (800) 437-5430

To make an appointment with our pediatric division, please call (314) 454-6162.

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Meet our cochlear implant team

Jill B. Firszt, PhD

Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Director, Cochlear Implant Program

Dr. Firszt’s clinical and research interests include bilateral and unilateral cochlear implants in adults and children, asymmetric hearing and unilateral haring loss, speech recognition, behavioral and electrophysiologic measures with electrical stimulation and optimization of speech processor mapping.