In the more extreme case of profound hearing loss, a hearing aid could be ineffective at helping its wearer lead a fulfilling, active and safe life. In such cases, ear implants are highly recommended if the patient fits the implantation criteria. By opting to receive an ear implant, the recipient can expect higher quality and clarity of sound, better understanding of speech and the ability to communicate effectively. If left untreated, this disability can cause the affected person serious issues as he/she will be unable to properly communicate with others. They will also be more likely to encounter challenges on different levels, be it educationally or vocationally depending on the individual’s age and hearing condition, all of which would ultimately result in substantial stress, tension, confusion and fatigue.
Ear implants require a one-time surgical procedure that involves inserting the implant’s internal component into the ear, while the external audio processor is situated comfortably behind the patient’s ear. Depending on the type of hearing loss, patients are fitted with: