The first cochlear implant was approved for use in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1985. Since that time, well over 220,000 people world-wide have received the device, including over 75,000 people in the United States.

To determine whether a cochlear implant is right for you, consider the following:

  • You should have a moderate to profound sensorineural hearing loss in one ear
  • You receive little or no benefit with hearing aids
  • You have a clear understanding of cochlear implantation and the end results
  • You are committed to the process and follow-up appointments

Cochlear Implants Are Not for Everyone

Whether a cochlear implant is right for you will be a decision that you and your implant team make together. While cochlear implants have helped many people, they may not be appropriate for individuals:

  • with sufficient benefit from hearing aids
  • with profound hearing loss for prolonged periods of time
  • with a damaged cochlea or auditory nerve
  • with hearing loss other than sensorineural
  • with unrealistic expectations of cochlear implant benefits
  • with insufficient family and/or social support

Can a cochlear implant help you or a loved one? Call us today at (303) 783-9220 to learn more. We can answer many preliminary questions over the phone but also recommend scheduling an in-person consultation to discuss information, such as:

  • How cochlear implants work and whether they’re a better option than a hearing aid for you or a loved one’s specific needs
  • Insurance coverage
  • What to expect before, during, and after the procedure, including device activation and follow-up appointments
  • The latest hearing technologies and studies, including research presented internationally by our cochlear implant team
  • Connecting with other cochlear implant recipients