The Implant Hearing Solution: A World Beyond Hearing Aids
August 1, 2014•9 min
If you are experiencing hearing loss, should you consider an implant over a hearing aid?Tay DeVoss was one of 38 million Americans with hearing loss. Tay's ability to hear high frequency sounds were practically gone and unfortunately she was going to receive little results from hearing aids. She could hear a little but was missing a lot from the voices of her family and friends, music, TV and telephone conversations. Her hearing loss was affecting her both personally and professionally, leaving her feeling socially isolated, depressed and too dependent on others. DeVoss' world changed forever when she adopted the Cochlear Nucleus Hybrid Hearing System. Devoss' experience with the implant was that it was able to replace her lost hearing, while sustaining the hearing that she still has. Now she is able to hear speech with "crystal clear clarity." Before the surgery, Tay's hearing had declined to a shocking 33 percent word understanding prior to the surgery; after the surgery she is now at a 95 percent, which is better than most people's hearing without an implant! If you are experiencing hearing loss, should you consider an implant over a hearing aid?Tay DeVoss shares her personal struggle with the loss of her hearing and how now with the implant, she is able to hear a whole new world!