Cochlear Implant Mythbuster

Cochlear Implant Misconceptions

With 6.7-13.5% of a clinic’s patient base having a severe-to-profound hearing loss and not receiving the benefits they expect from hearing aids, 1 it’s astonishing that only 5% of U.S. adult candidates for cochlear implants receive one. 2-6 Clinicians commonly wait until patients are profoundly deaf before recommending a cochlear implant or referring them to a specialist for an evaluation. Misconceptions in the industry may be hindering hearing aid audiologists from offering cochlear implants as part of their solution portfolio.

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