If you suffer from hearing loss and find it difficult to use the phone or listen to TV, even with hearing aids, a cochlear implant may help reconnect you to the hearing world. Over 250,000 people worldwide now have benefited from a cochlear implant.
Merren Davies' hearing patient Jason George speaks about how he lost his hearing, experienced Tinnitus and how a cochlear implant gave him his hearing back.
Unlike hearing aids, which amplify sound, a cochlear implant bypasses the damaged part of the ear and stimulates the hearing nerve directly.
Here is how the cochlear implant works...
Bone conduction implants
Are designed for people with permanent middle ear hearing loss and for people with a single sided total deafness. A bone conduction implant makes use of the natural transmission of sound vibration through bone to the inner ear.
This is what it looks like when you first experience a cochlear or bone conduction implant.