Hearing solutions for severe losses.
Implantable Hearing Devices
Davis Family Hearing has a solution for all types of hearing loss, and sometimes hearing aids are not enough. We offer implantable hearing devices to accomplish what traditional hearing aids cannot. Implantable hearing devices are surgically implanted instruments designed to improve the transmission of sound vibrations by directly stimulating the bones of the middle ear. We offer a couple different types of implantable hearing devices including cochlear implants and bone-anchored instruments. These instruments are appropriate for patients who have:
- Single-Sided Deafness
- Chronic Middle Ear Disease
- Severe or profound hearing loss
Why Would I Need an Implantable Device?
Sometimes the hearing nerve is so damaged that patients are not able to experience enough benefit while wearing a hearing aid. Implantable devices are a great solution when patients are having an extreme difficulty understanding with their existing hearing aids. These medical devices come in the form of cochlear implants or a BAHA device (Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid).
Implantable devices can benefit patients of any age, from pediatric to adult. We are able to evaluate and treat all ages with implantable devices. For children, when they are born with severe to profound hearing loss, an implantable device gives them the sound they need for learning speech and language. This sets the stage for all other learning and helps prevent them from falling behind their normal-hearing peers. For adults, an implantable device can provide clarity and restore sound to someone who has had a gradual loss or sudden loss, which will maintain and build on their neural plasticity to assist in cognitive health and function.
If the hearing nerve is too damaged, and you are not receiving any help from wearing hearing aids, then we will determine if you are a candidate for a cochlear implant. If you are a candidate, we will guide you through the cochlear implant journey. Our doctors of audiology will perform a cochlear implant evaluation, coordinate an appointment with an otologist to implant the device, and work with you through the complete rehabilitation process and take over your follow-up care post op. We work with a variety of top CI surgeons from Gainesville to Tampa Bay for surgical services so we can ensure you will only be seen by the best Florida has to offer.
Cochlear Implants at Davis Family Hearing
MED-EL Rondo 2
RONDO 2 is designed to be so easy to use, you’ll forget you’re wearing it. Along with its innovative wireless charging, RONDO 2 has just one simple on/off button and automatically controls volume levels for you. It’s easy to connect to your phone or TV using intelligent wireless accessories, and the compact design means it can be hidden discreetly under your hair.
Life can be a handful sometimes. That’s why SONNET EAS is designed for hands-free control wherever you go. Automatic Sound Management 2.0 (ASM 2.0) actively adapts to changing listening environments, so you don’t have to worry about adjusting settings or changing programs. Focus on what you’re listening to, not on which program you’ll need to hear it.
The Naída CI Q90 sound processor from Advanced Bionics provides unique, groundbreaking features that help you to effortlessly hear better in any environment. The industry’s most advanced sound processor combines new features never before seen in a cochlear implant system, with proven, unique solutions for the best possible hearing wherever you go.
The Kanso® Sound Processor is the smallest and lightest off-the-ear sound processor available with two microphones. It has a robust, all-in-one design, with no cables and nothing on the ear to worry about or maintain. All you have to do is press a single on/off button and let the advanced technology take over.
The Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor features smartphone compatibility and is our smallest and lightest behind-the-ear hearing solution that combines comfort with advanced sound processing technologies. And thanks to the new chip technology, you can enjoy a full, active day with up to 50% longer battery life.
There are many disorders of the ear that can make treatment with a traditional hearing aid less than satisfactory. Single-sided deafness or a total loss of hearing in one ear is one example of someone who would be successful with a bone-anchored instrument. At Davis Family Hearing, we only refer to the best surgeons in the area to provide the best bone-anchored instrument experience possible. After the initial evaluation, if you choose to proceed with a bone-anchored instrument, we will coordinate the appointment with the surgeon and guide you through the entire rehabilitative process.
Other conditions of the ear that may benefit from a bone-anchored instrument include atresia, stenosis, and chronic middle ear disease.
Schedule an Appointment
If you are an existing patient, or would like to book a special appointment type (pediatric, balance, etc.), please call us to schedule.