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Say You Saw It in the Senior Citizen’s Guide to Metro Detroit
software and state-of-the
art electronic components
to provide access to
the sounds you’ve been
missing. They are designed
to help you hear better
and understand speech
in all situations, including
noisy environments.
How are cochlear implants different than hearing aids?
Hearing aids help many people by making the
sounds they hear louder. Unfortunately, as hearing loss
progresses, sounds need to not only be made louder,
they need to be made clearer. Cochlear implants can help
give you that clarity, especially in noisy environments. If
you suffer from high frequency hearing loss but maintain
your hearing in the low frequencies, there is a solution
called Hybrid™ Hearing that may be able to help as well.
Be sure to discuss your options with a Hearing Implant
Specialist in your area.
Are cochlear implants covered by Medicare?
Yes, by Medicare and most private insurance plans.
How do I know a cochlear implant will work for me?
The technology is very reliable. In fact, it has been
around for over 30 years and has helped change the lives
of over 400,000 people worldwide.
Is it major surgery?
No, not at all. In fact, the procedure is often done on an
outpatient basis and typically takes just a couple hours.
Am I too old to get a cochlear implant?
No, it’s never too late to regain access to the sounds
you’re missing.
Article by David C. Kelsall, M.D., Cochlear Medical Advisor.
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Cochlear implants
can help give you that
clarity, especially in
noisy environments.
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