About Cochlear Implants
Why Cochlear Implants
Cochlear Implants are for individuals who do not get sufficient hearing benefit from Hearing aids, because of inadequate cochlear function. A cochlear implant system does not depend on a functioning cochlear, because it converts sounds into electrical impulses and directly stimulates the hearing nerve.
4 Main Benefits of Cochlear Implants
- Provide meaningful hearing where hearing aids do not help
- Enable children to develop speech
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HOW COCHLEAR IMPLANTS WORK
A Cochlear Iimplant System consists of external, Sound Processor and Headset, and internal, Implant, hardware; programming and operating software, plus end-user options. The Sound Processor collects and encodes sounds. The Implant delivers the encoded signals as electrical impulses to the hearing nerve. The programming software allows for customization of the patients hearing. The operating software controls the performance of the Sound Processor and the Implant. Different end-user options allow for personalization and further performance improvements. Read More +
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HOW TO SELECT A COCHLEAR IMPLANT
Selecting a cochlear implant is all about the technical abilities/limitations of the implant; that’s the internal part of a Cochlear Implant System. The Implant is the part responsible to deliver electrical impulses to the brain. It (the implant) will ultimately detriment determine or limit how well your child (you) will acquire speech, get educated and hear for decades to come. External components, support and other factors are very important too, but they can and will be changed regularly. Read More +
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WHAT TO EXPECT
First step to determine if you or your child would establishing if your child will benefit from Cochlear Implants based on is to determine if you fall within Candidacy selection criteria for Children or for Adults. Cochlear surgeries are safe and widely done procedures today, and our team will be are with you every step of the way. A few weeks after surgery, the implant can be switched on. After Cochlear Implants are switched on, during the initial 6 month several mapping sessions will be necessary to establish your childs or you best hearing program. your best map. This is also the most important time to start with habilitation therapy. Read More +
Depending on the age and on hearing status candidacy criteria may vary. If audiological tests reveal a hearing threshold which may not be sufficiently aided by conventional amplification or if hearing aids do not provide sufficient hearing for speech development or speech understanding, a Cochlear Implant System might be indicated. In many cases a hearing aid trial will be indicted. In this case your child will be fitted with hearing aids and undergo intensive therapy. A cochlear system will be indicated, if despite best hearing aid technology and intensive therapy no continued hearing and speech development can be observed.