ARE YOU A COCHLEAR IMPLANT CANDIDATE?
Adults with a moderate to profound sensorineural hearing loss who receive limited or no benefit from hearing aids are considered potential candidates for cochlear implants. If you have been told you are a potential candidate for a cochlear implant, you will have to undergo audiological testing to determine if you meet the specific criteria for a cochlear implant.
For children, an assessment of any child with a severe to profound hearing loss should be made as early as possible as outcomes with a cochlear implant are significantly better in children who receive an implant at the earliest possible age.
Utilization of other technologies, in combination with the cochlear implant device, have provided further expansions in outcomes bringing recipients closer to “normal” hearing.
If you are interested in learning more about cochlear implants and you think you may be a candidate, please call our office at ChEARS Hearing Center to schedule a consultation.