Why cochlear implants are a common solution for hearing loss
- Posted on: Jul 15 2020
Hearing loss can vary in severity, and there are a wide range of options for patients to choose from when they are considering restoring their hearing. At The ENT and Allergy Centers of Texas, patients in the areas of Plano, Allen, Celina, and McKinney, TX are committed to providing the best possible care for new and current patients. They are pleased to offer solutions that are highly effective in restoring hearing, including cochlear implants.
What is a cochlear implant?
Th team at The ENT and Allergy Centers of Texas describe the cochlear implant as a specialized electronic device that provides patients with moderate to profound bilateral hearing loss with the benefit of hearing improvement. The cochlear implant is placed during surgery into the inner ear and uses a processor worn outside of the ear. Electrical sound signals are then sent directly to the hearing nerve and can provide a restoration in hearing for those who do not see results or benefits from a regular hearing aid.
Who is a candidate for cochlear implants?
The best candidates for the cochlear implants are patients who have been unable to improve their hearing with traditional hearing aids. They may be patients who have had hearing and have lost it, or those who have never had hearing at all. This can be a way to help restore or provide hearing.
What types of cochlear implants are available?
Traditional cochlear implants are commonly used at our practice, though we also offer a hybrid cochlear implant as well. This particular implant will use a combination of both electrical stimulation and acoustic information. It is best used for individuals who still retain low-frequency hearing following the placement of the cochlear implant.
Learn more about cochlear implants
If you or a loved one is experiencing hearing loss, it may seem overwhelming determining the best solution for restoring hearing. The team at The ENT and Allergy Centers of Texas provides a wide range of hearing loss options to choose from, and may recommend cochlear implants for those who would benefit from them. Contact our office at (972) 984-1050 to schedule a consultation appointment with our team of providers and learn more about this and other hearing restoration solutions. We want our patients to live their best life, and do so by experiencing the joys of sound!
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