Making The Most of New Technology
In early 2016 The Hearing Clinic teamed up with Dr. Thedinger and the cochlear implant team at Ear Specialists of Omaha helping adults with severe to profound hearing loss. Our clinic provides the latest implant technologies and makes the evaluation process concise and easy.
A cochlear implant is a small, complex electronic device that can help to provide a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard-of-hearing in one or both ears. FDA-approved since 1985 for adults and since 1990 for children, the implant is an excellent choice when conventional hearing aids are no longer providing adequate hearing and understanding.
Cochlear Implants are designed to compensate for the damaged cells, helping to restore your ability to perceive and understand sounds. A cochlear implant works by bypassing the damaged part of the ear and sending sound signals directly to the hearing nerve. Over time, the brain can re-learn to better discriminate sounds in the environment and understand speech better.