Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Hearing aids versus cochlear implants


While hearing aids make sounds louder, cochlear implants make them louder and clearer. They work better in noisy environments than hearing aids. Cochlear hearing implant technology is very reliable and has been around for 40 years. It is not major surgery and can be done on an outpatient basis in a couple of hours. Cochlear implants are often covered by Medicare. There is no age requirement or cut off.

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