That was my wake-up call.
A cochlear implant may restore more than sound
Q: How do implants differ from hearing aids?
A: Hearing aids help many people by making the sounds they hear louder. Unfortunately as hearing loss progresses, sounds need not only to be made louder, but clearer. Cochlear implants can help give you that clarity, especially in noisy environments. Hearing aids are typically worn before a cochlear implant solution is considered.
Q: Are cochlear implants covered by Medicare?
A: Yes, Medicare and most private insurance plans routinely cover cochlear implants.*
Q: How do I know a cochlear implant will work?
A: Cochlear hearing impant technology has been around for over 30 years and has helped change the lives of over 450,000 people worldwide. For the majority of people, cochlear implants are better than hearing aids in noisy environments.1
Q: What does a cochlear implant system look like?
A: There are two primary components of the Cochlear™ Nucleus® System – the implant that is surgically placed underneath the skin and the external sound processor. Cochlear offers two wearing options for the sound processor. One is worn behind-the-ear similar to a hearing aid. The other is a discreet, off-the-ear hearing solution that’s easy to use. The Cochlear Nucleus System advanced technology is designed to help you hear and understand conversations better.
Because of my hearing loss, I missed the sounds of the birds chirping in the morning. Not hearing them made me realize my hearing aids were no longer enough.