One of my lady friend has history of hearing loss since birth congenital. Both ears were Profound Sensorineural Hearing Loss. She was fitted with hearing aid bilateral. Now she is 31 yrs of age. She can speak in sentence now.She is not benefitting much with the aid now. Can she go for Cochlear Implant at this age.And she lip reads a lot. Also if Implant doesnot benefit can she use Hearing aid in that ear.Please help us.
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One thorough examination will be required to see whether the cochlear is normal and also the hearing nerve is also normal. And a trial of hearing aid should be given and if it fails then cochlear implant would help her. Consult an ENT surgeon with cochlear implant specialization for the surgery. All the very best.
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