The primary indication for cochlear implant is sever to profound sensorineural hearing loss that is not adequately addressed by hearing aids.

For adult postlingually deaf candidates, indication is defined by bilateral severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss with no benefit for speech perception with the use of hearing aids. Prelingually deaf adult candidates can qualify for cochlear implants; however, counseling should be integrated to aid the candidates to the realistic expectation for speech perception with cochlear implants.

Children as young as 12 months old with bilateral severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss are qualified candidates for cochlear implant.

The use of auditory brainstem response (ABR) and otoacoustic emission (OAE) testing will yield objective testing to determine candidacy in young children.

Whether children or adult, the successful outcome of cochlear implants are determined by multiple factors including duration of deafness, cause of deafness, age at first onset of deafness, age at implantation, duration of use of implant, learning ability, dedication and learning support structure, health of cochlea and cooperation of the user to adapt to the implant.

Candidates should also have a support team composed of the surgeon, audiologist, speech therapist and psychologist to work together prior to and following the implantation.

Speech and sound rehabilitation is critical to the successful outcome of sound and speech perception with a cochlear implant; therefore, candidates must be committed to a long term rehabilitation effort.

What is a Cochlear Implant?

Hearing loss affects millions of people of all ages around the world. For many, hearing aids provide a viable solution, but if you or a loved one experience significant hearing loss, hearing aids may offer little or no benefit.

That’s when it’s time to consider cochlear implants, a medical device technology that thousands of people around the world rely on, as a way to restore hearing.

Cochlear Implant System

A cochlear implant is a highly advanced medical device and the only technology that is capable of functionally restoring one of the five senses.

Cochlear implants provide an effective alternative to hearing aids because they don’t use amplification. Instead, they bypass the damaged part of the ear and use electrical stimulation to enable you to hear.

What are the components of a cochlear implant system?

There are two main components to a cochlear implant system. The internal component is the implant. The external component is the sound processor, which can be worn on or off the ear.


How Does a Cochlear Implant Work?

First, the cochlear implant system captures the sound around you, with one or more modafinil. Microphones placed in the front and back of the processor and in the headpiece.

Microphone technology allows you to use ear buds, headphones and telephones like everyone else, to hear in water, and to hear better in noise.


Over 5% of the world’s population (that’s 360 million people) are affected by hearing loss. Luckily we live in a time when we can continue living normal, full lives, thanks to modern technology…

So many people with severe-to-profound hearing loss have gone on to live full, successful lives thanks to AB’s groundbreaking technology. With over 20 years of experience, we know it works because we see the amazing results every day.

Health is the most important thing you have in life!

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