If you are suffering from hearing loss, there are many options for aids to help you hear. It is important to find the right hearing device for you as they are not one-size-fits-all. A hearing test, general medical conditions and the anatomy of your ear will be evaluated to determine which device is appropriate for you.
If you have been using traditional hearing aids and they are no longer helping you hear, you should discuss possible alternatives with your hearing specialist. For some, traditional hearing aids are the only option. However, if you meet the criteria, implantable hearing devices may be a viable option for you:
- Bone-anchored hearing aids – for those with single-sided deafness and conductive (inner ear) or mixed (inner and outer ear) hearing loss who are unable to use conventional hearing aids
- Cochlear implants – for those with severe to profound hearing loss who receive little to no benefit from conventional hearing aids
- Totally implantable hearing aids – for those with moderate to severe hearing loss, these devices are implanted under the skin, making them completely invisible
- Partially implantable hearing aids – for those with moderate to severe hearing loss, these devices are implanted within the middle ear through a minimally invasive procedure