We work with patients of all ages and can program implants from all 3 manufacturers, Cochlear Americas, Advanced Bionics, and Med-El.
What is a Cochlear Implant?
A cochlear implant is a small, sophisticated electronic device which can help provide a sense of hearing for those who are deaf or have severe hearing loss. It is a two piece device, which has an external processor which sits behind the ear and a receiver/stimulator which is implanted under the skin.
Who May Be a Candidate for a Cochlear Implant?
Cochlear implants can help vastly improve one's ability to hear, but they are not right for everyone. We consider candidacy as follows:
Adults: Must be 18 or older with severe hearing loss in both ears.
Children (2-17 years): Must have severe sensorineural hearing loss and does not benefit from binaural amplification.
Children (12-24 Months): Must have severe sensorineural hearing loss, and does not benefit from binaural amplification.
Cochlear Implant Pre-Operation
The cochlear implant process begins with an evaluation with our implant audiologist, Andrea Sweetnam.
Drs Chen and Andersen and Perry specialize in cochlear implant surgery. .
Cochlear Implant Post-op Programing
After surgery, our audiology team will program and map your implant to best suit your needs. We will also conduct several follow up evaluations to insure you are getting the most out of your implant.
What is a BAHA Implant?
A bone anchored hearing aid (BAHA) is a surgically implanted device, provided by Cohclear Americas, which helps those with hearing loss by sending soundwaves directy through the skull to the inner ear.
Who Needs A BAHA Implant?
BAHA implants are most beneficial for those who can't wear hearing aids, have outer ear problems, have lost hearing in one ear, suffer from chronic middle ear conditions, or were born with congenital defects. BAHA implants have been approved for anyone over the age of 5 who meets one or more of these criteria.
BAHA Implant Pre-Operation
Before surgically implanting the BAHA implant, you or your child will undergo a pre-op evaluation.
BAHA Implant Post-Op
After surgery, you will return for a follow up evaluation where we will program the BAHA processor
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