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Generally speaking, cochlear implants are for patients with severe-to-profound, sensorineural hearing loss. There are approximately 500,000 patients in the USA with...
In general, cochlear implants are used to allow deaf people to hear. Although many people who are "hearing impaired" or "hard of hearing" believe they are...
My daughter who is now 21 months of age recently underwent cochlear implant surgery and the processor was turned on July 28. My question is how often would she require speech therapy? Right now the therapist is recommending once a week. Is this sufficien
What are the future trends in the Baha system? How successful are they and what modifications are we likely to see in them?
My son lost his hearing in one ear due to a motorcycle accident, the hearing is completely gone in one ear. He still has normal hearing in his other ear. Is there any technology that can be used to restore hearing in one dead ear? I see that Cochlear im
My 5-year-old uses a cochlear implant, has just started kindergarten, and has begun to use the personal FM system. There seems to be a difference in opinion by audiologists as to whether a separate map for the processor should be used when using the FM sy
Are there any concerns regarding a cochlear implant patient that needs an MRI of the knee due to a sport injury?
Our daughter, age 3, is getting a HiResolution Cochlear Implant this Friday. I'm wondering....when we first amplified Ali with her Phonak hearing aid on the left side, she did not tolerate it very well, and still had significant balance problems. One ye
My daughter Danielle was diagnosed with profound bilateral hearing loss at one month of age. She was implanted at 10 months. She hears the grass grow. Her receptive speech is about age appropriate, expressive is improving everyday. Danielle has turned two
I am presently working with a five-year-old preschooler with a cochlear implant in a public school setting. Our educational team is beginning to discuss her transition to the regular kindergarten classroom next year. Some of our teachers use FM systems.
If I get a cochlear implant, will I be able to use the telephone?
What accessories are available for use with a cochlear implant, especiallyfor the telephone? Please explain the options and alternatives.
I had an acoustic neuroma surgically removed two years ago and have no hearing in my left ear. I have repeatedly discussed my hearing difficulties with my physician. I tried a CROS hearing aid, but was unhappy with its performance. What are candidacy crit
I have received a Nucleus 24 contour implant 12/2003. My insurance will only cover one implant. I am wondering if there is any push to have the FDA change to allow binaural implants? With the benefit I am receiving monaurally, I believe binaural would b
Are there alternative treatments for unilateral sensorineural hearing loss in adults and children?
I used to buy hearing aid batteries by the box. I purchase them thru the internet and noticed that RAYOVAC 675 has different packaging, gold, blue and black. Among the 3 kinds of RAYOVAC batteries, which one best suit for cochlear implant users? For the
Does anyone happen to know if there are any contraindications to doing cochlear implant surgery on someone with atypical facial neuralgia?
Will a completely implantable cochlear implant be available?
Am I a candidate for a cochlear implant?
Which assistive listening devices can be used with a cochlear implant?
For patients with severe to profound sensorineural hearing losses, hearing aids are often not able to improve speech understanding. While very powerful hearing aids exist, that...
How do the bacteria (primarily S. pneumoccocus) for contraction of meningitis cause the ossification of the inner cochlear structures? Which structures specifically ossifies, the basilar membrane?
I am case managing a 12 yo child with a history of brain tumor, which was removed at age 3, followed by radiation, chemo. He has had several CVA's post radiation and developed bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. He requires yearly MRI's. No further radi
I have questions about the ''quantity'' of speech and language therapy needed for a four year old who has had a cochlear implant for two years.
What is the ideal age for a deaf child to receive a cochlear implant?
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