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What is a hearing implant?

A hearing implant is a hearing device that is typically implanted into the ear. These are recommended when hearing loss is so severe that hearing aids are not effective.

Hearing loss is the loss of hearing in one or both ears, ranging from mild to profound. There are many causes, and it can affect anyone at any age, but it's most common among people older than 60. There are even different types of hearing loss. Conductive hearing loss involves the outer or middle ear. An example of this might be scarring of the eardrum from lots of childhood ear infections. The second type of hearing loss is sensorineural. This involves the inner ear. This type of hearing loss is usually experienced with age. People can also have a combination of the two.

What are the different types of hearing implants?

How long do hearing implants last?

What does research show about the benefits of hearing correction in people’s lives?

* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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