Cochlear or hearing aids?
Hearing loss is very common in daily life. We always hear different suggestions about whether to choose a hearing aid or choose a cochlear.Both hearing aids and cochlear cochlea belong to the hearing auxiliary equipment, and it has been compared with each other on the Internet. When facing hearing loss, many parents and patients are very anxious about should I choose the cochlear or hearing aid?
Who is suitable for hearing aids?
Hearing aids correspond to “hearing compensation”. In general, a hearing aid is an electro-acoustic amplifier that amplifies sounds that would otherwise be inaudible to a hearing impaired person through the residual inner ear hair cells to an intensity that can be heard, like glasses on the ear. Hearing aids are therefore suitable for patients with mild hearing loss to moderate hearing loss.
Who fits the cochlear implant?
Cochlear implants correspond to “hearing reconstruction”. The cochlear implant is an electronic device that collects sound through a microphone in an external processor and then converts the sound into a digital electrical signal, which is transmitted through an induction coil to an electrode system implanted in the body, directly stimulating the auditory nerve, which transmits the sound information to the brain to produce hearing. The cochlear implant replaces the missing inner ear hair cells and stimulates the auditory nerve directly. Therefore, cochlear implants are suitable for patients with severe hearing loss and above.
In summary, hearing aids and cochlear implants are different in terms of how they work and who they are suitable for. There is no comparison between them, each has its own strengths and there is no difference between them, they are both hearing solutions. The choice of hearing aid or cochlear implant is based on a comprehensive assessment by a professional audiologist who will conduct pure tone audiometry and other hearing tests. To understand the extent of your hearing loss and to choose the right intervention.
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Post time: Nov-29-2022