Cochlear Implants (CIs) are considered when traditional hearing aids are not suitable or beneficial. CIs may be appropriate for those individuals who are born deaf or hard-of-hearing and for those who are no longer helped by traditional hearing aids. Certain requirements must be met and can be discussed with our physicians or audiologists to determine candidacy. Limited to individuals who are profoundly deaf or severely hard-of-hearing, cochlear implants are surgically implanted and consist of an electrode array which is surgically implanted in the cochlea and an external speech processor, transmitter and receiver. Combined with post-surgical programming and aural rehabilitation audiological visits, adults can expect much improvement in their speech understanding and hearing.
The Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) is a surgically implanted hearing system that works through bone conduction. Intended for those with conductive, mixed or single sided hearing losses, candidacy must be assessed and evaluated by one of our physicians. Once implanted, patients report a high degree of satisfaction and improved auditability with the BAHA.