Northwell Health is a recognized leader in newborn hearing screening, early identification and treatment of hearing loss. The Apelian Cochlear Implant Program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center is a natural extension of this comprehensive and coordinated approach to hearing health care for individuals throughout the life span. The center provides specialized services for individuals with severe to profound hearing loss who cannot be helped with conventional hearing aids. The implant center provides a full range of services for the evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of children and adults who may benefit from cochlear implants.
Located on the Queens-Nassau border, the center was established to fill a need for cochlear implant services in the Queens/Long Island area.
The professionals at the Apelian Cochlear Implant Center are highly trained and experienced specialists ready to serve hearing impaired individuals and their families with expert and compassionate care. The cochlear implant team includes neurotologic surgeons, audiologists, speech-language pathologists, a social worker and an educator. This team of experts assists patients through every step of the cochlear implant process to help them make informed decisions and derive the maximum benefit from the implant. Families and educators are invaluable members of the team providing constant day to day support for the implant recipient.