Mac Hearing specialises in the most complex form of hearing rehabilitation: the cochlear implant and the Baha (bone anchored hearing aid).
Cochlear hearing implants are something our audiologists have been working with since their general release in the early 1990s, in both a clinical and training capacity, in Australia and overseas. Our breadth of experience in this highly specialised field means that we can quickly identify and assess your options. Equally importantly, we can to counsel you and your family on what to expect.
Adapting to such a profound change in your hearing capabilities can be quite dramatic. Mac Hearing audiologists provide the intensive auditory rehabilitation that is sometimes required to adapt to the new sound of the cochlear implant.
While you visit our clinic we can discuss with you if hearing implants technology is a suitable option.
A cochlear implant is an electronic medical device that replaces the function of the damaged inner ear. Unlike hearing aids, which make sounds louder, cochlear implants do the work of damaged parts of the inner ear (cochlea). They provide sound signals to the brain.
Who can cochlear implants help?
Cochlear implants can help you if you:
- are moderately to profoundly deaf in one or both ears
- have severe to profound mid to high frequency hearing loss in one or both ears
- have significant hearing loss in one or both ears which cannot be aided by conventional means
- would gain little or no benefit from hearing aids, according to our specific criteria
- have lost your hearing after speech and language development
- have deafness in one ear (single sided deafness)
Bone Conduction Implants
A bone conduction implant is a medical device that transmits sound by direct conduction through bone to the inner ear. Therefore, the sound bypasses both the outer and middle ear. Sound is transmitted as vibrations from the sound processor to the implant, through the bone to the inner ear.
Furthermore, who can bond conduction implants help?
Bone conduction implants can help you if you have:
- conductive hearing loss
- mixed hearing loss
- single-sided deafness (SSD) – total hearing loss on one side