Final Pre-Operative Appointment
Soon you will need to decide on the brand and accessories of your cochlear implant, if you have not already. You would have discussed multiple factors with your hearing healthcare professionals and it is important that you take the time to consider what is right for you.
There are many technological advantages of the Advanced Bionics cochlear implant, helping you to hear your loved ones in some of the most challenging situations. Click here to read the benefits of the Advanced Bionics cochlear implant. Your decision is more than just about technology, however; you will be choosing a company that will be your hearing partner for life.
Once you have decided on a cochlear implant brand there is also a range of accessories to consider. For example, with Advanced Bionics you can get a top-level compatible hearing aid to work with your cochlear implant. To view a short video of the inclusions with the Advanced Bionics cochlear implant system, click here.
Milestones on Your Hearing Journey
There are 10 key steps in your hearing journey to improving your hearing and quality of life with a cochlear implant. Here is where you are in your hearing journey now:
High powered hearing aids are no longer providing you adequate benefit
Your hearing healthcare professional identifies you as a potential candidate and the referral process for cochlear implant (CI) assessment commences
If you choose so, you will receive contact from someone with a CI, to help answer your questions
Initial appointment scheduled at CI centre
If you choose to proceed, next will be a follow-up appointment at CI centre
Appointment with Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon*
Scheduling of surgery
Final pre-operative appointment
CI activation day
* In some cases, an appointment with the ENT occurs prior to meeting with the CI centre.
Why are you receiving this update?
You are receiving this update because your hearing healthcare clinician shared your details with us to help guide you through the process to be assessed for a cochlear implant to potentially improve your hearing and quality of life.
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