Rediscovering Sound – A Guide to Cochlear Implants

Rediscovering Sound – A Guide to Cochlear Implants

by | May 11, 2023 | Cochlear Implants, Patient Resources

Audiology Associates is excited to announce that we now offer cochlear implant (CI) services at all of our locations!

As a leading provider of hearing healthcare, we are committed to helping individuals with hearing loss improve their quality of life.

In this article, we will provide an in-depth look at CIs, their benefits, and how they can transform lives.

What Is a Cochlear Implant?

A CI is a surgically implanted device that provides a sense of sound to individuals with moderate to profound hearing loss.

It is designed to bypass damaged parts of the inner ear and directly stimulate the auditory nerve.

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The Components of a Cochlear Implant

There are two main components to a CI: the internal implant and the external sound processor. The internal implant is surgically placed under the skin behind the ear, while the external sound processor is worn on the outside of the ear.

How Cochlear Implants Work

The external sound processor captures sound waves and converts them into digital signals. These signals are then transmitted to the internal implant, which sends electrical impulses to the auditory nerve. The brain interprets these impulses as sound.

What Are the Pros and Cons Associated with Cochlear Implant Use?

Advantages of Cochlear Implants
CIs can significantly improve hearing and communication, leading to better social interactions, educational opportunities, and overall quality of life.
Disadvantages of Cochlear Implants
Some disadvantages of CIs include the cost, the need for surgery, and potential complications. There is also an adjustment period as users learn to interpret the new sounds.
Common Misconceptions About Cochlear Implants
Many people mistakenly believe that CIs restore normal hearing. In reality, they provide a different type of hearing that the user must learn to interpret over time.

Testimonials on Cochlear Implants

Our patients’ stories are a testament to the life-changing impact of cochlear implants. Many have regained the ability to communicate effectively, enjoy music, and engage with their loved ones.

While some patients experience immediate improvement, others face challenges during the adjustment period. With patience and determination, most CI users experience significant improvements in their hearing and overall quality of life.

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Change Your Life with Cochlear Implants

Cochlear implants offer a life-changing opportunity for individuals with moderate to profound hearing loss. If you think that you could benefit from a CI, then schedule a consultation with our team at Audiology Associates.

You can call us at (410) 944-3100 or schedule a consultation to begin your journey towards better hearing health.

Together, we can help you unlock the world of sound and rediscover the joys of hearing.

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Dr. Melissa Segev Au.D, F.A.A.A.

Dr. Segev, co-owner of Audiology Associates, proudly represents the values of excellent patient care upon which her practice was established in 1977. She understands that to properly treat the patient, excellent state-of-the-art medical testing is required along with acute listening and understanding of the patient’s perceptions of how they are feeling and what their needs might be.

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