Is it right for me?
If you have moderate to severe sensorineural or mixed hearing loss, and a hearing aid no longer helps, doesn’t appeal, or prevents you from living the life you want, then the Carina® System may be the perfect solution for you.
Hearing aids are not for everyone. Some find that they don't work effectively. Some find them uncomfortable or too much hassle. Some feel that they hold them back at work, others think it restricts them from doing the things they love and for many people the stigma of wearing a hearing aid puts them off entirely. To find out if the Carina System is right for you, it's important to know about your hearing loss.
Sensorineural hearing loss
Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when parts in the inner ear don't work properly. With sensorineural hearing loss, sounds are not only softer, but may seem muffled or garbled and you may find it hard to understand what people are saying on the phone or in noisy situations, even with the most powerful hearing aids. Hearing aids may help, but sometimes they are not enough.
Mixed hearing loss
Mixed hearing loss is a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss, which means there is damage in both the outer or middle ear and in the inner ear. This type of hearing loss ranges in severity from mild to profound. For people with mixed hearing loss, sounds can be both softer in volume and more difficult to understand.
Does this describe you or someone that you know?
If you or someone that you know has one of the types of hearing loss described above then a Carina System may be a good solution.
A 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.
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.
Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact Cochlear customer service.