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.
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
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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