Doctors of Audiology are always looking for ways to improve quality of life through better hearing. That may include: hearing instruments, implantable devices, and long term care and follow up.
While hearing instruments are the solution to treat most types of hearing loss, implantable devices such as cochlear implants may be an option for those patients who continue to struggle understanding conversations with traditional amplification.
A cochlear implant is one type of an implantable device that replaces the function of the inner ear in order to provide sound signals to the brain. A person has a hearing test and hearing aid trial in order to determine candidacy for the cochlear implant.
Many people with cochlear implants may report that they can focus better in noisy environments and hear sounds that they could not hear with their hearing aids. The cochlear implant is designed to help you hear better in all settings. Benefits of a cochlear implant vary from person to person. These differences of benefits are often due to: duration and severity of hearing loss, other medical conditions, and practice of listening with the cochlear implant. If you feel that you are still missing sounds even with your hearing instruments, then a cochlear implant may be a solution for you.
Those interested in learning more about the cochlear implants can attend a special Hearing Health Seminar to learn if a cochlear implant is right for them. A seminar will be held Thursday, November 3 at 5:00-7:00 pm in St. George, Utah at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 1731 S. Convention Center Drive. Registration for the seminar can be done at HearingHealthSeminar.com or by calling 1-877-432-7844.