When hearing aids aren’t enough

Do you wear powerful hearing aids but still struggle to hear? An implantable hearing solution may be the answer you've been looking for.

Despite having hearing aids, Nina still felt isolated because she couldn’t hear properly

What you'll find on this page

  • Discover the signs that hearing aids may not be providing enough benefit
  • Hear from someone who has experienced a hearing journey similar to yours
  • Take the next steps to better hearing

Despite having hearing aids, Nina still felt isolated because she couldn’t hear everything she knew she should and could be hearing.

"I realized the only thing hearing aids were doing for me was raising the volume. I was just hearing louder mumbling. It isolated me, and I didn't do all the things I used to do because I was having such a difficult time hearing."

- Nina P. - Nucleus® recipient

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Signs that hearing aids may not be providing enough benefit

With hearing aids, do you:

  • Have difficulty hearing conversations, especially with background noise?

  • Often ask people to repeat themselves?

  • Often misunderstand what people say?

  • Have trouble hearing on the telephone?

  • Turn up the volume on the TV louder than others in the room prefer?

  • Feel people often mumble when they talk?

  • Struggle to hear sounds of nature such as birds chirping or rain falling?

  • Find yourself agreeing, smiling or nodding during conversations when you’re not sure what’s been said?

  • Regularly withdraw from conversations because it’s too difficult to hear?

  • Read lips to understand what people are saying?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, an implantable hearing solution, like a cochlear implant or bone conduction implant, may be the answer – just as it was for Nina.

When hearing aids are not enough

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When hearing aids are not enough

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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 your local Cochlear representative.

Views expressed by Cochlear recipients and hearing health providers are those of the individual. Consult your hearing health provider to determine if you are a candidate for cochlear technology and to understand the associated risks and benefits. Individual results may vary.

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