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Implanted Hearing Devices

 

Cochlear Implants

A cochlear implant is an electronic device that stimulates the auditory nerve through electrodes placed in the cochlea of the inner ear, allowing some severely deaf people to perceive sounds.

"For those with severe to profound hearing loss, implantable hearing devices like cochlear implants can be an effective solution"

These devices are considered when people no longer receive any benefit from conventional hearing aids.

For further information on cochlear implants please click here.

To check if this is suitable for your hearing loss please contact our department on: 02921 843179 (text 0780 567 0359) or email Audiology.Helpline.CAV@wales.nhs.uk

 

Bone Anchored Hearing aids

A BAHA system works on the principles of bone conduction. Bone conduction is a term to describe how sound waves travel through the skull to reach the inner ear. The BAHA system requires surgical intervention to place an implant in the skull. Sound is detected by a BAHA sound processor which is processed and then transmitted through the bones of the skull, bypassing the outer and middle ear directly stimulating the cochlear.

BAHAs are suitable for people who are unable to wear or gain little or no benefit from traditional air conduction hearing aids, including conductive hearing loss, unilateral hearing loss, mixed hearing loss and recurrent outer and middle ear infections

To check if this is suitable for your hearing loss please contact our department on: 02921 843179 (text 0780 567 0359) or email Audiology.Helpline.CAV@wales.nhs.uk

 

 

Repairs for your Implantable Hearing Device

If there is a fault with your Cochlear Implant or Bone Anchored Hearing aid please get in contact with the Audiology department on 02921 843179 (text 0780 567 0359) or email Audiology.Helpline.CAV@wales.nhs.uk

We will then arrange an appointment for you or post the necessary equipment to you if possible.