Are Your Hearing Aids Not Performing For You Anymore?
Hearing loss affects millions of people of all ages around the world – you’re not alone. For many, hearing aids provide a viable solution. However, if your hearing loss is severe to profound, you may find that hearing aids no longer provide the clarity you need to live your fullest life. If you feel isolated or limited even when you wear hearing aids, it may be time to consider getting a more advanced solution, such as a cochlear implant (CI).
Gathering information on cochlear implants can be overwhelming. We understand that every situation is unique, and every individual has different goals and fears. Connecting with Advanced Bionics can help guide you towards the solution that’s right for you. Advanced Bionics can also put you in contact with someone who has experienced similar hearing difficulties and has gone on to receive a cochlear implant. Our cochlear implant mentors are ready to reach out, share their experiences, and answer your questions.
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What is a Cochlear Implant?
A cochlear implant is an electronic device designed to provide enhanced sound perception and the potential for greater speech understanding for children and adults with significant hearing loss.
A cochlear implant has external components, a sound processor, and a headpiece, which can be easily taken off and put on.
It also has internal parts, which are implanted during surgery and are not visible: the implant and the electrode array.
A cochlear implant works by bypassing the damaged or missing hair cells in the cochlea and stimulating the hearing nerve directly.
Why Do People Get Cochlear Implants?
For people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss, hearing aids can provide an excellent solution. Hearing aids work by first capturing sound in the environment and making it louder. Then, the amplified sound is sent to your ears to be heard.
When your hearing loss is severe-to-profound, hearing aids may no longer meet your hearing needs. This degree of hearing loss may require a more advanced solution, such as a cochlear implant.
Making the decision to get a cochlear implant can be truly life-changing. This decision starts with understanding how cochlear implants can help you hear and restore the powerful connections in your life.
People with advanced hearing loss get cochlear implants because they want to hear their best, be independent, and feel included. They want to take part in conversations, listen to their children or grandchildren talk, listen to music, or simply enjoy the sounds of nature. They want to be confident that they can hear in all listening situations, even in noisy environments.
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For more than 25 years, Advanced Bionics has helped nearly 100,000 ears in over 130 countries remove limitations for those otherwise isolated from the world of sound.
How Does an AB Cochlear Implant Work?
The microphones pick up sounds at the opening of the ear canal for the most natural listening experience.
The sound waves are converted into detailed digital signals by the sound processor.
Our headpiece sends the digital signals to the cochlear implant and electrode array in the inner ear.
The electrode array stimulates the hearing nerve.
The hearing nerve sends impulses to the brain, which interprets them as sounds.
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