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:
- Advanced Bionics M90
- Cochlear Kanso 2
- Medel Sonnet 2
- 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. 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 3
RONDO 3 allows you to hear your best and have conversations with confidence in any environment. Its easy-to-use design makes connecting with what you love simple. Using Microphone Directionality, RONDO 3 focuses your hearing by using two microphones to sharpen the sounds in front of you. This gives you better listening, especially in noisy settings. RONDO 3 is compatible with every brand and type of hearing aid.
Don’t fit your life around an audio processor – instead, choose a processor that fits your life! Whatever your lifestyle, SONNET 2 is made for you. Wear it the way you want to. Connect it to the phone you already have. And experience great sound quality, whatever you’re doing. SONNET 2 is designed to give you your best hearing possible, wherever you are.
Nadia CI Marvel is a user friendly, advanced sound processor that is integrated with the latest advancements from the Marvel platform. Designed for the way you live, any way you live. So hearing is effortless and uniquely yours. With Nadia CI Marvel, you will be immersed in a world of sound. Experience excellent sound quality, a comfortable, discreet fit, and wireless connectivity all with the Nadia CI Marvel.
Cochlear Kanso® 2
Designed for comfort and ease of use, the Kanso 2 Sound Processor combines off-the-ear wearing options with the latest connectivity features and proven hearing performance technology. The Kanso 2 Sound Processor is the smallest and lightest, off-the-ear sound processor available with a built-in rechargeable battery and improved water resistance. Compatible with Apple and Android devices, the Kanso 2 allows you to hear comfortably all day with confidence.
The Nucleus® 8 Sound Processor opens up a world of possibilities. Designed to make communicating with people easier, the Nucleus® 8 Sound Processor offers you more ways to connect. With Bluetooth LE Audio technology, you can hear in more places and from more devices than ever before. You can connect directly to what’s being broadcast at public venues, such as airports, conference centers, and theaters, so you can experience a whole world of sound.
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.
If you are an existing patient, or would like to book a special appointment type, please call us to schedule.