At Alison Burks Clinic of Hearing, Inc., we perform cochlear implant pre-evaluations. A pre-implant evaluation is necessary to determine if a patient is a candidate for a cochlear implant or not. The evaluation may include an orientation about cochlear implants and how they function, a complete hearing evaluation, and a discussion about reasonable expectations of what cochlear implants can offer. If necessary, the patient may also be referred out for a medical evaluation.
We also offer custom programming for cochlear implants. Cochlear implant programming is like hearing instrument programming since they are both based on the degree of hearing loss and the patient’s sound quality preference. Due to the many fine electrodes the cochlear implant uses, tuning a cochlear implant is a more detailed and precise process. Just like with other hearing devices, we are committed to your success and welcome you back to our office for follow-up visits and regular hearing care.