Cochlear Implants in Lancaster, Lititz, and Willow Street, PA
Implantable Technology Designed for Those With Significant Hearing Loss
Because our top priority at A&E Audiology & Hearing Aid Center is to provide the most advanced, scientific, and compassion-driven hearing care to all our patients, we are proud to offer groundbreaking cochlear implants in Lancaster, Lititz, and Willow Street, PA. We know that proper hearing is necessary to every aspect of life and that those with hearing loss are affected at home, at work, and in the community. There are times that hearing loss goes beyond the use of traditional treatment methods, and implantable hearing devices, like cochlear implants, may help.
What Are Cochlear Implants?
A cochlear implant is an electronic device that is implanted into the inner ear, and it is used to restore hearing in patients who have severe to profound hearing loss. They have two primary components, the external sound processor and the surgically-placed implant that’s attached to an electrode and inserted into the cochlea of the ear. Cochlear implants were given FDA approval in the mid-1980s and are covered by most insurance policies, Medicare, and Medicaid.
Who is a Candidate for Cochlear Implants?
To be a candidate, a patient must be so hard of hearing that a hearing aid provides little to no benefit. Cochlear implants may offer a viable option when traditional hearing loss treatments have been exhausted. By offering direct stimulation to the auditory system, they provide users with enhanced auditory awareness and the ability to be a part of the conversation.
Common groups of patients who could benefit from cochlear implants include children who are born deaf, adults with hearing loss due to genetics, diseases, or unknown reasons, and older adults who have hearing loss due to aging or exposure to loud noises.
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