What AreCochlear Implants?
The inner ear works like a microphone, amplifying sound waves from the outside world and turning them into signals that our brain can “hear.” When it goes wrong, hearing loss can occur. However, modern medical science has come up with a solution in the form of cochlear implants (CI), which mimic the role of the inner ear, restoring lost hearing.
A common option when patients fear their hearing is gone for good
Cochlear implants are sometimes the only option available to patients with severe hearing loss. When hearing aids are not effective, it can be necessary to target the auditory nerve directly, and in thousands of cases every year, the procedure is a resounding success. In fact, over 70,000 Americans have received these implants, improving their quality of life in the process, and you could do the same. However, if you are considering requesting implant surgery, be aware that there is always a risk that it will not be available, and not everyone experiences the same results. For many, though, the desire to hear again outweighs those factors, and their cochlear implant becomes a vital lifeline to the outside world. In any case, get in touch and we’ll help you access the right expertise and equipment to improve your hearing as much as possible.