A cochlear implant is a small electronic device that helps those with severe to profound hearing loss or individuals who no longer benefit from hearing aids to interpret sounds and understand speech. They do not restore hearing, nor do they work in the same manner as hearing aids do. If you are struggling to hear even while wearing appropriately fit hearing aids for your hearing loss, particularly when in noisy situations, a cochlear implant may be the next solution. Cochlear implants use internal and external components working together to bypass the damaged part of your hearing system and directly stimulate the auditory nerve. They help you regain access to the sounds and speech you are missing, ultimately yielding a clearer sound and improved speech understanding.
We perform cochlear implant evaluations for adults, work in partnership with your cochlear implant surgeon, and do the initial activation and all subsequent programming and mapping in our office. There is no need to drive to your surgeon’s office for every cochlear hearing need, as we can help you right where you started: with us, your hearing healthcare partners.