Being told you qualify for a cochlear implant can be a devastating, overwhelming and at times, frightening.
Devastating, knowing that your hearing has declined to the point where hearing aids will no longer work well.
Overwhelming in the choices and the decisions you have to make.
The thought of head surgery is frightening.
Cochlear Implant Basics is designed to provide support and to help you navigate those choices.
While all hearing losses are unique as our fingerprints, they do have similarities.
By sharing the experiences of candidates, recipients and professional, Cochlear Implant Basics will provide the background and information you can use to begin your own research and be more confident in your decisions.
The interviews have minimal editing. These candidates have walked in your shoes. They provide information based on their own unique experiences. Information you can use on your own hearing journey.
The FAQ section covers most questions. The contact section is there and we are always glad to assist others to get out of isolation and back into the world of sound.
Reminder that Cochlear Implant Basics is not medical advice. Consult your own health care provider.