Two Ears are Better than One
Research Reinforces Bilateral Benefits
Clinical research proves that bilateral implantation will benefit you/your child in their current day-to-day activities as well as in the future when they become adults and begin contributing at work, attending networking events, socializing with friends, or caring for children of their own.
Hear in Challenging Listening Situations
Two cochlear implants help adults interact with friends and business associates at noisy restaurants, clamorous parties or even during meetings. Adults who use two cochlear implant hear much better in noise compared to those with just one. Percent of adults showing better scores with two implants compared to one implant for three tests of listening to speech in noise of varying difficulties.
Improve Speech Discrimination
Adult recipients can discriminate speech better with two implants compared to listening with one implant alone - even in quiet settings. From romantic dinners to parent-teacher conferences, bilaterally implanted adults recognize more spoken words. Average word scores in quiet 3, 6, and 8 months after implantation for 15 adults implanted in both ears at the same time. Understanding speech is easier with two implants, and improves with experience