For adults with moderate-to-profound hearing loss, cochlear implants can make a significant difference in their quality of life.
A cochlear implant is very different from a hearing aid. Hearing aids amplify sounds so they may be detected by the ears. Cochlear implants bypass damaged portions of the ear and directly stimulate the auditory nerve.
It will take time to become accustomed to the cochlear implant and to learn how to hear with the device. Your health care team is committed to helping you every step of the way so you can gain the most from your implant.