Is it right for me?
Losing high frequency hearing, may cause missing the beginning and end sounds and make words indistinguishable from one to the next.
The Hybrid™ electro-acoustic system can help many people with hearing loss. To find out if you could benefit from the Hybrid System, it’s important to first know the cause of your hearing loss.
High frequency hearing loss
Many words begin and end with high frequency sounds. So when you lose high frequency hearing, words seem to merge together and become indistinguishable from one to the next. Your brain relies extensively on high frequency sounds to clearly decipher and understand spoken words, especially at a distance or in noisy places.
Your environment is also full of many other high frequency sounds, without which you can’t get a complete sense of a situation. High frequencies deliver the additional vital details of sound – making the sounds you hear richer, fuller and crisper in every way.
Do you strain to hear soft consonants in speech and dialogue on TV? Do you find it difficult to talk on the phone or hear over background noise? If so, you may be missing out many high frequency sounds necessary for a complete hearing experience.
Hearing aids are often ineffective for transmitting speech sounds to those with a severe to profound high frequency hearing loss, and provide minimal benefit for speech understanding.
Does this describe you?
If you believe you have high frequency hearing loss then a Hybrid electro-acoustic implant may be a good solution. A hearing health professional can talk you through the options and help you make the most informed decision. If you don’t already have someone to speak to, we can help you find a clinic close to you. When considering what to do, the most important thing is to have all the information.
The benefits of a Hybrid System
The Hybrid acoustic component amplifies sound, strongly stimulating the low frequency hair cells deep inside the cochlea, and improving the perception of low frequency sounds in the brain. The Hybrid Implant directly stimulates the high frequency hearing cells, bypassing the damaged hair cells to create the perception of high frequency sound in the brain.
Results from scientific studies show that after surgery, most people using Hybrid technology showed significant improvement in their hearing abilities in quiet settings, when compared to just using their hearing aids before surgery.
Please seek advice from your medical practitioner or health professional about treatments for hearing loss. They will be able to advise on a suitable solution for the hearing loss condition. All products should be used only as directed by your medical practitioner or health professional.