Cochlear implants ‘life changing’ but under-utilised: Expert

Cochlear implants are a treatment option for people with severe, profound, or moderate sloping to profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss who experience little or no benefit from hearing aids.

While hearing aids amplify sound for people with some hearing ability, cochlear implants assist hearing by directly stimulating the auditory nerve.

And, yet, this treatment remains under-utilised.

That is what otolaryngologist Professor Stephen O’Leary believes.