Cochlear Implants

Hope Beyond Hearing Aids

If you or a loved one is living with hearing loss and are not getting enough benefit from hearing aids, a cochlear implant may be an option to consider.

Unlike traditional hearing aids that deliver sound through the entire auditory system, a cochlear implant uses a sound processor and receiver to send auditory signals to electrodes implanted in the inner ear. This allows us to bypass the damaged portions of the ear and directly stimulate the auditory nerve. This stimulation is then directed to the brain to be interpreted as sound.

Although cochlear implants do not cure hearing loss, they do provide an opportunity for the those with severe to profound hearing loss to perceive the sensation of sound.

Through time and training, the brain learns to interpret the signals received from a cochlear implant. Studies show that within a year, people with cochlear implants can understand sentences 8 times better than they could previously with their hearing aids.

Are you a candidate for a cochlear implant? Candidacy depends on many factors. Let our team evaluate and discuss your options with you.

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