With hearing loss, your child loses the ability to capture and process the details of each dimension, which can affect their ability to communicate, learn and socialize.
When searching for an individual solution for your child, it is important that you choose a system capable of distinguishing between a drum and a flute, a high note and a low note, and the voice of a friend from that of a stranger. Many parents find that a cochlear implant system from Advanced Bionics gives their kids these details.
How a Cochlear Implant Works
Hearing loss generally means there’s some kind of damage to a portion of your child’s inner ear (or cochlea) where sound is transferred to the hearing nerve. Oftentimes, a hearing aid can compensate for the damage by making sounds louder and easier to hear. However, when the loss is too severe, making sounds louder just isn’t enough.
Cochlear implants are the standard treatment for individuals with severe-to-profound hearing loss.1 These amazing devices restore hearing and make sounds clearer and easier to understand by bypassing the damaged portion of the cochlea and sending sound directly to your child’s hearing nerve.
A cochlear implant system has two parts: an external microphone and sound processor, and a cochlear implant, which is placed by a surgeon.
The quality of the sound delivered by a cochlear implant system is a direct result of the microphone location, digital processing power, and the implant technology.2,3