Is a cochlear implant right for you?
Cochlear implants help adults with sloping moderate to profound hearing loss in both ears, or children 12 months or older with severe to profound hearing loss in both ears and are not receiving enough benefit when using hearing aids. For some people, using a hearing aid(s) with a severe to profound hearing loss can be like listening to a loud, badly tuned radio. You may hear parts of what is being said and it may be loud enough, but the words are not clear.
There are two primary components of the Cochlear™ Nucleus®System: the external sound processor and the implant that is surgically placed underneath the skin attached to an electrode that is inserted in the cochlea.
We offer a choice of sound processor wearing options.
Note: Wearing hearing aids first is a necessary step in the evaluation process for a cochlear implant.
Here is what to expect at your first appointment. At your first appointment, your Hearing Implant Specialist will likely ask about your medical history, recent hearing loss symptoms and general health to build a detailed case history. You will need a hearing test performed by an audiologist who is trained in advanced hearing technologies. This test will determine your eligibility for a hearing implant solution. The Hearing Implant Specialist will work with your insurance company to determine your eligibility for coverage and insurance approval.
After your eligibility has been determined for a hearing implant solution, you will want to find out more about the cochlear implant technology. Reliability is also an important factor when you choose a cochlear implant. You will also want to consider which sound processor best fits your lifestyle, as there is a choice of an off-the-ear or an on-the-ear option.
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Contact us for a Cochlear Evaluation: 330-468-4288 or 330-644-1932