While the majority of people with hearing loss can be helped with hearing devices, for some, even the most advanced and powerful hearing aids are not enough. Thankfully, with continued advances in cochlear implant technology; there may be a solution for you.
A cochlear implant is an electronic device that mimics the natural hearing function of the inner ear for individuals with severe to profound hearing loss. It has two parts: an external sound processor and an internal implant. Unlike hearing devices, cochlear implants bypass the damaged part of the inner ear and send electrical signals directly to the hearing nerve. Cochlear implants can provide improvement in hearing and speech recognition.
A cochlear implant can help you enjoy activities you may have abandoned and reconnect not just to a world of sound, but to a whole world of opportunity. Many infants and older people get implants if you know someone who may be a candidate for a cochlear implant, ask Willamette Hearing Center for more information.