How effective are cochlear implants for hearing?

Very efective. In the hands of a well trained neuro-otologist, the results are highly successful. You will be able to hear again and most importantly, understand speech. If you have profound bilateral or complete bilateral deafness, it will restore your hearing.

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I was born w/scar tissue in my ears causing hearing loss. Would cochlear implants help at all with hearing?

Probably not. Cochlear implants are replacements of the nerve endings where you have CONDUCTION problems. STAPES IMMOBILIZATION may help you! SEE AN ENT (*EAR NOSE THROAT) Specialist! Hope this helps Dr Z.

Please tell me, could I get the cochlear implants if 100% deaf in both ears and don't usually wear hearing aids everyday?

Depends. If you had hearing when younger, or used hearing aids in the past, you may be good candidate to consider cochlear implant. See ENT doctor for further testing.

Docs, wanted to know if I can get the cochlear implants if 100% deaf in both ears and don't usually wear hearing aids everyday?

Cochlear Implants. You may be a candidate for cochlear implants. You would need to be evaluated by an implant center which would include hearing/speech evaluations. Additionally you would need to wear hearing aids for 3 months as part of the process. Medical evaluations would then be completed, including an MRI or CT of your ears.

How can I get funding for cochlear implants?

Please clarify. Please repost your question with an explanation of why you don't have "funding" now.

What is the success rate of cochlear implants as of 2012?

High. Almost all patients with cochlear implants achieve sound awareness and many can understand speech over a telephone without visualization of the speakers (which eliminates lip reading).
Variable. A cochlear implant will not cure deafness. The best candidates for cochlear implants are those who had speech and language skills before losing their hearing and those who have been without hearing for a short time. Some adults now benefit from bilateral implants with significant improvement in quality of life, with better speech perception and hearing in the presence of background noise.

Could cochlear implants cure deafness?

Yes. Cochlear implants do not cure deafness, they supply electrical energy to stimulate the nerve fibers of the cochlear nerve to give a patient their hearing. The implants are generally very successful and are indicated when there is total bilateral deafness.

What is the cost of cochlear implants?

25, 000. The cost of the implant does not include the cost of the surgery and hospital fees. All costs together run about $35, 000-$50, 000. Insurance companies typically support single or bilateral implants.

How many people have cochlear implants now?

Hundreds of thousand. Hundreds of thousands of people have been implanted worldwide.