What is a Cochlear Implant?
Advanced Bionics provides the world’s most advanced cochlear implant system to help you or your loved one hear again—or experience the joy of sound for the first time.
Hearing loss affects millions of people of all ages around the world. For many, hearing aids provide a viable solution, but if you or a loved one experience significant hearing loss, hearing aids may offer little or no benefit.
That’s when it’s time to consider cochlear implants, a medical device technology that thousands of people around the world rely on, as a way to restore hearing.
What is a cochlear implant system?
A cochlear implant is a highly advanced medical device and the only technology that is capable of functionally restoring one of the five senses.
Cochlear implants provide an effective alternative to hearing aids because they don’t use amplification. Instead, they bypass the damaged part of the ear and use electrical stimulation to enable you to hear.
What are the components of a cochlear implant system?
There are two main components to a cochlear implant system. The internal component is the implant. The external component is the sound processor, which can be worn on or off the ear.
How do I know if cochlear implants can help me?
You may find that you are not hearing as well as you’d like with hearing aids. You may be struggling to hear in noisy settings, to talk with loved ones on the phone, to listen to your favorite songs, or to contribute your talents at your workplace.
To help you decide if you may be a candidate for cochlear implant technology, try answering these questions. Talk to our hearing healthcare professional for more information!