Whether you've missed your grandchild's first laugh, a son or daughter's big moment or the ability to hear you spouse's affection, Cochlear's implantable hearing solutions may be the answer when hearing aids are no longer enough.
Don't ignore your hearing loss any longer. Discover how you can begin the steps to regain what's been lost.
Even with hearing aids, you or someone you love may not be hearing everything. Cochlear™ hearing implants work differently than hearing aids. They are a proven solution designed to make sounds louder and clearer, helping you get back the sounds you have been missing.
*The Hearing in Noise Test (HINT) measures a person's ability to hear speech in quiet and at a normal conversational level.
Learn more about the steps to getting a hearing implant.
You will need to visit a Hearing Implant Specialist to determine if you are a candidate for a hearing implant.
Your Hearing Implant Specialist will work with your insurance company to determine your eligibility for coverage.
Hearing implant surgery is a fairly routine outpatient procedure that lasts only a couple of hours usually done under general anesthesia.
This is the moment you have been waiting for! Shortly after a healing period, your audiologist will activate the hearing implant, and you will begin to experience the joy of sound through your implants. How well you will hear right away will vary from person to person depending on length and degree of hearing loss.
Just as with any surgical procedure, you will need to undergo rehabilitation. Your brain will need to be retrained to understand sounds. You will have a series of appointments over the first several months so your audiologist can make adjustments and fine tune your sound processor to help ensure you best hearing experience. Of course, you will have to continue to practice at home as well as utilizing rehabilitation tools that can be tailored to your hearing needs.
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Cochlear Implant System
If you have severe to profound hearing loss in both ears and are not receiving enough benefit when using hearing aids, cochlear implants may be a solution for you.
Cochlear™ Baha® Bone Conduction Systems
If you have conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss or are deaf in one ear, bone conduction implants may be a solution for you.
Cochlear™ Hybrid™ Hearing System
You may still be able to hear some sounds, but it has gotten harder to hear conversations in both quiet and noisy situations. You can still hear barks and honks, but you can't hear whistles and chirps, which are high-frequency sounds.