What is a cochlear implant?
First developed in the 1980’s, a cochlear implant is a device, surgically implanted my an otologist and programmed by an audiologist, that electrically stimulates the auditory nerve in order for the brain to perceive sounds.
While close to 100,000 people in America have received a cochlear implant, it is estimated at only 5% of people with hearing impairment that could benefit from a cochlear implant have actually received one.
How do you know if a cochlear implant is right for you?
If you are not performing as well as you would like with hearing aids, despite having been properly fit by a licensed professional, it may be that you are a candidate for a cochlear implant.
The first step is a consultation with Dr. Goyne. Contact us today.
What if you already have a cochlear implant?
Aberdeen Audiology is happy to accept transfer patients. A transfer patient is someone who was implanted elsewhere and would like to have programming and routine check-ups performed at Aberdeen Audiology.
At Aberdeen Audiology, we understand that the patient-doctor relationship is, while always important, especially important when it comes to cochlear implant users. If you would like to schedule a meeting with Dr. Goyne to find out if Aberdeen Audiology is right for you, contact us today.