Deafness - Cochlear implant

Hearing implantology is a set of surgical techniques aided by devices aimed at the functional rehabilitation of a patient affected by total or partial deafness. Hearing implants are not a replacement for an ear, but they can help many people who were effectively declared deaf. By stimulating the auditory nerve, signals are transmitted to the brain, which turns into 'hearing'. Implants are key for many children or infants born with severe hearing loss who receive the devices so that they can grow up with auditory skills and have stronger language skills.

Cochlear Implants (CI)

A cochlear implant (CI) is a surgically implanted electronic device that provides a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing.

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Auditory Brain stem implants (ABI)

An auditory brainstem implant (ABI) is a surgically implanted electronic device that provides a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf, due to sensorineural hearing impairment (due to illness or injury damaging the cochlea or auditory nerve, and so precluding the use of a cochlear implant).

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Hearing aid

Each hearing care professional is able to advise and help you choose the perfect solution, using hearing aid, for each specific case according to the hearing loss and ear shape. A hearing aid specially prepared and tailored to the type of hearing loss is the most convenient and effective means that we have available today to achieve and win deafness.

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Sensorineural hearing loss

Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is a type of hearing loss in which the root cause lies in the vestibulocochlear nerve (cranial nerve VIII), the inner ear, or central processing centers of the brain. Read more...