Hearing Implant Solutions Lancaster, PA
Are your hearing aids no longer enough? If you or a loved one is missing out on the sounds of life, hearing implant solutions may be an option. While hearing aids help many people, they only amplify sounds. Unfortunately, as hearing loss progresses, sounds not only need to be louder, but made clearer as well. Hearing implants can provide that clarity.
ASK YOURSELF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS TO DETERMINE IF A HEARING IMPLANT MAY BE RIGHT FOR YOU.
- Do you struggle to hear conversations, ask people to repeat themselves in a noisy restaurant, or even in a quiet room?
- Do you depend on your spouse or lip-reading to understand a conversation?
- Do you avoid social activities because you don’t know what’s being said?
- Are you exhausted at the end of the day from trying to communicate?
- Do you only hear from one ear?
- Do you have malformed or chronically draining ears?
- Are you having a hard time keeping up at work?
- Is it hard for you to talk on the phone?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, there's a good chance hearing implants could improve your hearing and your quality of life. Contact OPL today to schedule an evaluation and find out more about hearing implant solutions.
OPL provides evaluation, testing and programming services for Cochlear Bone Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA).
Already have a Baha device or cochlear implant and need maintenance or programming? OPL is proud to be able to offer these services locally, limiting your travel.
If you're living with single-sided deafness, conductive or mixed hearing loss, the Baha bone conduction system might be the perfect solution.
How It Works
The Baha bone conduction system routes sound through the bones in your head, using an external sound processor to pick up and transmit sound to an internal implant and on to the inner ear and functioning cochlea.
There are three primary components of the Baha Bone Conduction System: The external sound processor, an abutment or a magnetic connection which links the sound processor to the titanium implant, and the titanium implant that is implanted in the bone and osseointegrates in the bone behind the ear.
The Baha bone conduction system is available in two options:
- Baha Connect - maximizes hearing performance using a visible abutment behind the ear
- Baha Attract - provides an invisible connection behind the ear using an implanted magnet
Is Baha Right for You?
The Baha bone conduction system works especially well for people with single-sided deafness or conductive hearing loss. You can trial the device prior to surgery. Dr. John W. Miller III at OPL performs the surgery right here in Lancaster. To find out more schedule an evaluation today!
When a crucial part of your inner ear isn't working properly, a cochlear implant can be used to treat moderate to profound sensorineural or high frequency hearing loss.
How It Works
A cochlear implant bypasses the damaged parts of the inner ear, sending sound impulses to the brain, where they are interpreted as sound.
Is a Cochlear Implant Right for You?
Cochlear implants can be effective in situations where hearing aids will not work or have diminished in their effectiveness as hearing loss has progressed. The best way to find out if a cochlear implant is right for you is to get an evaluation. OPL is the only practice in the area that offers evaluation, testing and programming for cochlear implants. Contact us now to schedule your evaluation.
If you meet the requirements for a cochlear implant at the evaluation and choose to move forward with the surgery, you will then see Dr. Jon Isaacson, our partnering otologist at Associated Otolaryngologists of Pennsylvania. OPL has teamed with Dr. Isaacson at AOP who has extensive experience with cochlear implant surgery. You will see him for the medical evaluation and the surgery. After surgery you will return to OPL for all your follow-up care and programming. This allows you to continue your hearing healthcare close to home.
Visit www.cochlear.com to learn more