A cochlear implant uses an external
sound processor that sits behind the ear, and an internal implant. The implant is surgically placed beneath the skin and into the cochlea- the organ of hearing.
The cochlear implant bypasses the damaged portion of the ear and directly stimulates the hearing nerve. This allows users to regain a sense of hearing. Over time, most will understand speech better than they did with hearing aids.
Do you wear powerful hearing aids but still have significant difficulty understanding speech? For severe or progressing hearing loss, hearing aids can only provide limited benefit.
Learn if a cochlear implant is the next step in your journey to better hearing.
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I'm fairly young and have had many mixed feelings about getting a cochlear implant. I've used hearing aids for almost 10 years. When I came to see Shivani Patel almost 2 years ago, I explained my fears and she made me super comfortable. There were so many things to learn with the implant but she has been super patient with me, making sure that I understand clearly. She has been an absolute joy to work with.