* The severity of the hearing loss
*The benefit with BEST FITTED amplification over a required trial period (if a hearing aid has not been fitted properly, with Real Ear Measures, then one cannot establish the benefit! (Yes, we do Real Ear Measurement)
*The age that the hearing loss began and how long it has been since the person last heard sound
*The cause of the hearing loss
*Whether the person has any other health problems or challenges to their ability to function for daily life, including whether verbal language is being used.
*Whether the person and family want and can commit to, a process of fitting and rehabilitation after the fitting.
*How to achieve adequate funding for the implant process.
*Some new cochlear implant technologies combine a hearing aid for certain parts of the inner ear that are still working, and cochlear implant electrodes in places where hearing is no longer able to receive additional loudness from a hearing aid.
*Research is exploring ways that robotic implantation can improve the accuracy of the insertion for the patient.
*Recently, many countries have started to provide cochlear implants for people who have normal (or wear hearing aids) on one side, with a need to the implant on the other!
Our professionals are educated and familiar with the options available to achieve the best outcomes for your hearing, including, cochlear implants. We share all relevant options with you, to help you to attain a good quality of hearing life. Contact us for an evaluation of your hearing and be empowered around your hearing health.