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Is it possible for an older deaf person to hear again with a cochlear implant?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jed Kwartler
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cochlear implant

Absolutely. Our oldest patient was 99.
And she did really nicely with that. It is more a function of cognitive ability and medical condition, not chronological age.

In brief: Cochlear implant

Absolutely. Our oldest patient was 99.
And she did really nicely with that. It is more a function of cognitive ability and medical condition, not chronological age.
Dr. Jed Kwartler
Dr. Jed Kwartler
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Dr. Gary Kilgo
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cochlear Implant

Cochlear implants can help in certain types of hearing loss.
An evaluation of the deaf person would be required to know if it would help. Age is not the determining factor except for risks that come with any type of procedure. Consult a specialist to determine the possibility of success.

In brief: Cochlear Implant

Cochlear implants can help in certain types of hearing loss.
An evaluation of the deaf person would be required to know if it would help. Age is not the determining factor except for risks that come with any type of procedure. Consult a specialist to determine the possibility of success.
Dr. Gary Kilgo
Dr. Gary Kilgo
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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Usually

If the person had reasonably good hearing at a younger age and developed good speech they are usually a good candidate for a cochlear implant.
Advanced age is not a contraindications for implantation.

In brief: Usually

If the person had reasonably good hearing at a younger age and developed good speech they are usually a good candidate for a cochlear implant.
Advanced age is not a contraindications for implantation.
Dr. Neil Giddings
Dr. Neil Giddings
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