Cochlear implants are designed to mimic the function of a healthy inner ear or cochlea. They replace the function of damaged sensory hair cells inside the cochlea to help provide clearer sound than what hearing aids can provide. Unfortunately, damaged or missing sensory hair cells do not regenerate, so this type of hearing loss doesn’t improve without treatment.

There are two primary components of the Cochlear™ Nucleus® System: the external sound processor and the implant that is surgically placed underneath the skin attached to the electrode array that is inserted in the cochlea.

We offer a choice of sound processor wearing options.

Click here for more information about sound processor types and wearing options.

Dr. Backous has been a world leader in cochlear implant development and care delivery since 1997. He travels globally sharing research outcomes, providing educational forums, teaching labs, and surgical instruction with the goal of improving the quality of care for people with hearing loss who choose to communicate with hearing and spoken language. His current passion is building a program to serve patients in the Northwest of all ages at locations closer to home for their audiology care while providing continued access to expert surgical care at sites in Seattle and Puyallup. He teaches CI program efficiency in the Institute for Cochlear Implant Training (ICIT).


The best patient care is put into practice every day at Puget Sound ENT — we consider it a privilege to serve you.
Edmonds Center for Outpatient Surgery (ECOS)

7320 216th St SW

Suite 140

Edmonds, WA 98026

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Edmonds

76th Professional Commons
21911 76th Ave W
Suite 211
Edmonds, WA 98026

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Mill Creek

Swedish Mill Creek Medical Center
13020 Meridian Ave S, 2nd Floor
Everett, WA 98208

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Puyallup

Ear Nose Throat & Allergy Associates
104 27th Ave SE
Puyallup, WA 98374

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1 (253) 770-9000 Directions
Minor & James (Center for Specialty Surgery)

First Hill Medical Building

515 Minor Ave (on the corner of Minor & James)

Suite 130

Seattle, WA 98104

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