Be proactive and know your options
This website was created to help provide you with the information you need to explore treatment options that may help improve your hearing. An important first step towards improving your hearing is to familiarize yourself with the treatment options available to you. If you think you may have a hearing loss or you have hearing aids but feel that you are not receiving enough benefit, take our Hearing Quiz to find out what type of treatment may be best for you.
After you have educated yourself on available treatment options, your next step is to consult with a hearing healthcare professional who will help guide you through the process and provide you with the information you need to make an informed treatment decision. Typically, you will meet with an audiologist or ENT, both of whom have extensive knowledge of hearing and hearing loss and will be able to help guide you in making a final treatment decision―whether that is hearing aids, cochlear implants or bone conduction systems.
You may wish to discuss treatment options with a physician or audiologist who has knowledge of the full range of treatment options. For a referral, consult with your physician or audiologist, or search the internet, phone book or other resources for a health care provider in your area. You can also Find a Hearing Specialist in your area who has experience with Cochlear products to learn more about your treatment options.
Share in the decision-making process
Managing your hearing loss can be a challenging experience. Take some of the pressure off by using the opinions and guidance of people close to you to help find the treatment option that is best for you. Here are some people who may be able to help in the decision-making process:
- Your doctor: Your prior medical history may influence recommendations for treating your hearing loss
- Family and friends: Input from family and friends can help you see things from a different point of view.
- You: The final decision should be based on what works best for you