Hearing Health Professionals
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Hearing health professionals

Hearing aids help many patients seen in audiology clinics and dispensing practices. When the degree of hearing loss reaches the severe to profound range, hearing aid benefit becomes more limited and a cochlear implant (CI) may be the appropriate technology choice. Most CI recipients are counseled to continue to use a hearing aid in their opposite ear. As the first professional to come in contact with a potential cochlear implant candidate, you have a key role in increasing awareness for those individuals who may receive greater access to meaningful sound from a cochlear implant than from a hearing aid. The ability to preserve low frequency hearing in cochlear implantation means that your patients’ usable residual hearing may be preserved. We hope this information helps you to make appropriate referrals to a cochlear implant clinic. Your patients will thank you!

Information for Hearing Health Professionals


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We're happy to help. If you have a question or would like further information please email or write and you'll receive a reply from the American Cochlear Implant Alliance as soon as possible. https://www.acialliance.org/general/?type=CONTACT


Mail: ACI Alliance

P.O. Box 103

McLEAN, VA 22101-0103


The mission of the American Cochlear Implant (ACI) Alliance is to advance access to the gift of hearing provided by cochlear implantation through research, advocacy and awareness.