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Cochlear Implants

An alternative option to hearing aids.

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What is a cochlear implant?

As hearing loss worsens, sometimes you need a more powerful solution. Unlike hearing aids that simply amplify sound, Cochlear implants send sound directly to the hearing nerves and onto your brain, making it easier to comprehend and communicate.

Signs you may need something more powerful than hearing aids:

  • Struggling to hear in conversations with background noise
  • Asking people to repeat themselves
  • Misunderstanding what people are saying
  • Trouble hearing on the phone
  • Turning up the volume on the TV louder than others prefer
  • Simply nodding or smiling during conversations when you don’t know what was said

Determining if a Cochlear implant is right for you

1. Meet with an audiologist

Our first step is discussing any issues you may be experiencing with your current hearing aids and determining if something more powerful is needed.

2. Candidacy evaluation

Similar to our other hearing tests, we will conduct a series of evaluations that specifically pinpoint if an implant is right for you, and if you are a candidate for the physical surgery.

3. Ongoing support

Once you have received your Cochlear implant, we will help you with the initial activation, specific programming, and making sure you feel comfortable with your new device in general.