First successful cochlear implant surgery at the MUHC

Montreal, January 14, 2023 - As part of the Quebec Cochlear Implant Program, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) performed its first cochlear implant surgery January 13, 2023 at the Royal Victoria Hospital on an adult patient with profound hearing loss. The entire hearing impaired and deaf population, both adult and pediatric, in the western part of the province is celebrating this achievement today.

This accomplishment would not have been possible without the collaboration and expertise of the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - Université Laval and its partners, the Centre universitaire de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM), the Centre de réadaptation Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay of the CIUSSS Centre-Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal, and the Centre de réadaptation en déficience physique Raymond-Dewar of the CIUSSS Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal.

The MUHC: Quebec's second cochlear implant point of service

Mandated by the MSSS, the MUHC became, in October 2022, the second point of service for cochlear implants in Quebec.

This addition of services in the west allows many Quebecers to benefit from comprehensive, state-of-the-art hearing health care close to home.

The Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec-Université Laval and its partners continue to provide services to patients in the eastern part of the province.

Cochlear implants are used in adult and pediatric patients with severe to profound hearing loss for whom hearing aids are not sufficient.


Group Photo

From the front : ORL Surgeons, Dr. Tamara Mijovik, Dr. Emily Kay-Rivest. Residents ORL,Thomas Hudson, Mohammed Alnoury, Marjolaine Couture (audiologist) and ORL Resident Deema Almutawa .