Have you discovered the “Ask Our Experts” videos yet? In the first three episodes of our new video series, MED-EL’s in-house audiology expert Jen Robinson focuses on the importance of being able to hear with both ears – no matter the type of hearing loss. She answers questions about bimodal and bilateral hearing and describes how cochlear implants can help people with single-sided deafness. Read on to find out more.
Cochlear Implant + Hearing Aid = Bimodal Hearing
“Bimodal hearing” means that someone uses a hearing aid in one ear and a cochlear implant in the other. In this video, Jen explains the benefit of bimodal hearing and why MED-EL cochlear implants are the best option for bimodal use. Learn more about how you can get better speech understanding and improved spatial hearing with less listening effort:
Find out more about the benefits of combining a MED-EL cochlear implant with your hearing aid.
Cochlear Implants for Single-Sided Deafness
What’s the benefit of treating hearing loss in one ear – also called single-sided deafness or SSD – with a cochlear implant? And why is a MED-EL cochlear implant the best option for single-sided deafness? Jen explains everything you need to know in a nutshell. Find out more in the following video:
Learn more about how a cochlear implant can help with hearing loss in one ear.
Two Are Better Than One: Bilateral Cochlear Implants
In our third video, in-house audiology expert Jen explains how bilateral CIs – cochlear implants in both ears – can help restore spatial hearing, and why she thinks that MED-EL cochlear implants are the best choice for bilateral implantation.
Why is hearing with both ears so important? Besides helping with spatial hearing and better speech understanding, it also has an effect on overall quality of life. Head over to our Hear with Two Ears page, try our simulator and discover the difference yourself.
For more information about MED-EL cochlear implants in your country, please get in touch with your local MED-EL team.
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