The cochlear implant team with UW Health's Otolaryngology Clinic in Madison, Wisconsin, specializes in providing cochlear implants for adults and children.
For adults suffering from moderate-to-profound hearing loss in both ears, cochlear implants can enable them to receive and process sounds and speech.
For children with severe-to-profound hearing loss, cochlear implants can make a significant difference in their quality of life. Cochlear implants can help young children to acquire speech, language and social skills.
Unlike hearing aids which simply amplify sound, cochlear implants are surgically implanted and bypass the damaged part of the inner ear.
Cochlear implants do not restore normal hearing, but through rehabilitation, users can learn to understand speech more easily and interact more fully with others.