Depending on your hearing loss, a cochlear implant may not be the only appropriate implantable solution.
At JCIC we are able to offer a variety of alternative implantable solutions:
Middle ear Implant System
It can be indicated for a mild-severe sensorineural hearing loss where the individual is not benefitting from a hearing aid or cannot use a hearing aid for medical reasons.
It can also be indicated in individuals with mixed hearing loss.
Bone Conduction Implant/System
If you have a conductive or mixed hearing loss, you may benefit from a bone conduction device, which stimulates the bones of the skull, bypassing the damaged outer and or middle ear.
Conditions that may benefit from a bone conduction system include: microtia, atresia, cholesteatoma, chronic middle ear pathology or damaged ossicular chains.
Auditory Brainstem Implant (ABI)
Individuals who have a non-functioning or absent inner ear (cochlea) or hearing nerve will not benefit from a hearing aid or cochlear implant and can then be considered for a brainstem implant to provide sound awareness and support lip-reading ability.
Single Sided Deafness (SSD)
Individuals with SSD may have difficulty coping in noisy environments, with tinnitus or with localisation difficulties. As a result JCIC offer a variety of options in order for the individual to find the best solution for them by following a SSD protocol. The protocol includes trial periods with a CROS hearing aid and or a bone conduction device, as well as possible cochlear implantation if indicated by assessment results.