FAQ's

What is hearing loss?

Hearing loss is the inability to either partially or completely hear. It can be caused at birth or later at age. Hearing loss occurs when any part of the ear does not function normally. It can present in either one or both ears. There are different types and degrees of hearing loss depending on which part of the ear and how severely it is affected. Learn more about hearing Loss

How does hearing work?

Hearing is the cycle by which our ears identify sound waves from the environment and convert them into nerve signals for the brain to comprehend as sound. For a more detailed explanation, click here.

What is a cochlear implant?

Cochlear implant is a medical device that bypasses the damaged area of the ear to provide joy of sound to the users.

Cochlear implant is recommended to patients with severe to profound hearing loss. It consists of an internal implant and an externally worn sound processor. Read more

What is the difference between a cochlear implant and a hearing aid?

Although the purpose of both cochlear implants and hearing aids is to enhance a person’s hearing, a cochlear implant works differently to a hearing aid.

A hearing aid only amplifies the sound from the outside of the ear. If the inner ear is damaged or an individual has a more severe hearing loss, hearing aid would not be much effective. Learn more about candidacy criteria

How cochlear implant works?

A cochlear implant uses a sound processor that is worn outside and picks up the sound signals to transmit it to the receiver implanted under the skin. These signals are sent to electrodes placed in the cochlea stimulating the auditory nerve.

Cochlear implant essentially bypasses the damaged portion of the ear to provide hearing. Find more

Can my child’s hearing loss be treated with a hearing aid?

Depending on the type and severity of the hearing loss your child has, hearing aid could be a possible option. Please get in touch with an audiologist to get professional advice on the same. Fill a form if you need to connect with a clinic for expert advice.

When does an individual need a cochlear implant?

If your child has severe-to-profound hearing loss, your child might be a prospective candidate.

Adults have a different criterion as compared to a child. Only a hearing expert can provide professional consultancy to your specific situation. Contact us or fill a form so we can connect you to a specialist in your area. Check if you suspect you or your child may have hearing loss

Can cochlear implant cure deafness?

Cochlear implants do not cure deafness. It provides access to sound by bypassing the damaged area of the ear to patients that have severe to profound hearing loss. Know if you are a candidate

Is cochlear implant surgery safe?

The risks engaged in a cochlear implant surgery are low and are like the risks involved in other ear surgeries.

What is the best age to get my child’s cochlear implant surgery?

Hearing experts and professionals around the world suggest the earlier a child is implanted, the more is the likelihood of the child reaching their full potential. Learn more about early intervention.

What is the recovery time from the surgery?

The incision site usually heals within 3 to 4 weeks post the surgery. However, a professional would be the right person to guide you Learn more about surgery

What is a speech therapy?

A speech therapy teaches a cochlear implant recipient to use the hearing provided by the device to understand speech and learn how to talk. Contact us and we will connect you with a speech therapist near you. Learn more about speech therapy

Can my child undergo an MRI with a cochlear implant?

Yes, our implants are designed for MRI compatibility. This is upto 1.5T without the need to remove our magnet.

Will my cochlear implant be affected by metal detectors or security screening machines?

Security screening or other metal detectors will not impact the working of your Neubio cochlear implant. Additionally, Neubio provides its recipient with an ID card that can be used at such points.

What are the benefits of bilateral cochlear implants?

While a unilateral cochlear implant can give you access to hearing, listening with two ears has multiple benefits. Bilateral cochlear implants help in identifying source of sound, providing better sound intensity, increasing speech understanding and reducing listening efforts.

Listening with two ears makes group conversations easier to comprehend and fun to participate in. Two is better than one.

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