Diagnosing hearing loss
Understanding how hearing works and how hearing loss is diagnosed is the first step to identifying the treatment options available for your type of hearing loss.
Hearing loss can occur at any time. Maybe your hearing loss happened suddenly, or it occurred over time. Or, maybe you've always had it and learned to make do with hearing aids and reading lips. A child can be born with hearing loss or develop it later in life.
The good news is that with an accurate diagnosis and the right treatment, there is the potential to live a full life. It all starts with knowing what to look out for and understanding when and how to start looking for an audiologist who is qualified in all hearing solutions, from hearing aids to hearing implants.
"When they turned my sound processor on, it was like when the Wizard of Oz changed from black and white to color."
- Meryl B. - Baha™ recipient
How hearing works
Understanding how we treat hearing loss starts with understanding hearing. Learn how hearing works, why we have both ears, and how hearing impacts communication and daily life.
Types and causes of hearing loss
Understanding the types and causes of hearing loss will help you feel more comfortable and confident that you are making the right choice for you or your loved one.
Your first appointment
Visiting an audiologist who specializes in advanced hearing solutions is critical to finding the right solution for your specific needs.
Please seek advice from your health professional about treatments for hearing loss. Outcomes may vary, and your health professional will advise you about the factors which could affect your outcome. Always read the instructions for use. Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative for product information.
Views expressed are those of the individual. Consult your health professional to determine if you are a candidate for Cochlear technology.