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Cochlear Implantation in the Elderly

For the nearly 10% of individuals with hearing loss who unfortunately experience no benefit from hearing aids, there may be hope. Cochlear implantation by-passes the age-related, damaged hair cells and stimulates the cochlear nerve directly.

In addition to the myriad of studies showing benefit in other age groups, many studies focusing on the geriatric population have shown significant benefit with restoration of usable hearing and re-engagement with others. As expected, quality of life studies reveal substantial gains following implantation in relieving the social isolation, depression, and loneliness that result from deafness. Last and germane to the current financial climate, cost-effectiveness studies have also shown favorable outcomes.

Call us at 612-339-2836 or toll-free at 866-316-0769 to refer your patient for an appointment, or submit an online referral.

 

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