A cochlear implant is a small electric device that is surgically placed behind a person’s ear to provide sound. Like hearing aids, cochlear implants are not able to restore hearing loss, however they are able to provide better hearing benefits to people who have a severe to profound hearing loss.
Most cochlear implant patients will be fitted with hearing aids for at least 3 months prior to surgery to determine with maximum benefit can be achieve. To determine if a patient is suitable for cochlear implant surgery, a patient has to undergo a thorough audiology testing, medical examination, X-rays and MRI.
If you would like to be assessed for a cochlear implant surgery, do contact us to find out more.