Melissa Siavelis, M.S., CCC-A

Clinical Audiologist | Cochlear Implant Specialist

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Audiologist Melissa Siavelis, M.S., CCC-A specialized in cochlear implant evaluation and mapping at our practices in Glen Ellyn & Carol Stream. Her clinical background includes rehabilitation for hearing loss, single-sided deafness, tinnitus and cochlear implant evaluation, and mapping. She has spoken at the American Academy of Audiology and has authored a series of reference guides covering a range of hearing instruments.

Cochlear Implant Mapping

When you receive your cochlear implants, they will need to be programmed to your specifications and needs. This is known as mapping, and is used to optimize your perception of sound. An audiologist will use a computer program to measure your response to a series of audio tones, utilizing the data to adjust threshold and comfort levels, establish appropriate volume levels, and set stimulation rates. Mapping is crucial to achieving optimum performance from your cochlear implants. As you become comfortable with cochlear implants your hearing will become more sensitive and effective. Follow-up appointments are necessary for fine-tuning settings and making additional adjustments.
Glen Ellyn
487 Pennsylvania Ave
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137
Carol Stream
501 Thornhill Dr #100
Carol Stream, Illinois 60188